Moksha flood-plain in vicinity of Krasnoslobodsk

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1998 500-1,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1998 350-550 individuals B1i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1998 3,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1998 5,000-15,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1998 100-200 breeding pairs A1
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1998 200-300 breeding pairs B2
Common Linnet Linaria cannabina LC breeding 1998 3,000-5,000 breeding pairs B3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Zakaznik lekarstvennykh rasteniy Nature Monument 200 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ozero Churilka Nature Monument 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Krasnoslobodskiy Zakaznik 6,500 protected area contained by site 6,500
Krasnoslobodskaya lesnaya dacha Nature Monument 365 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kovylkinskiy Zakaznik 3,500 protected area contained by site 0
Koloniya seroj tsapli Nature Monument 200 protected area overlaps with site 0
Derevo - gibrid topolya i osiny Nature Monument 2 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Moksha flood-plain in vicinity of Krasnoslobodsk. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.