Burqin River and Kanas Lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Goosander Mergus merganser LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU breeding 2003 present A1, A3
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU breeding 2003 present A1, A3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 2003 10,000 individuals A4i
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 2003 present A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2003 present A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN breeding 2003 present A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2003 present A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN unknown 2008 present A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Hanasi Nature Reserve 250,000 protected area overlaps with site 100,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Burqin River and Kanas Lake. Downloaded from on 29/10/2020.