Dadynskiye lakes

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 1996 3-5 breeding pairs A1, B2
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC resident 1996 50-500 breeding pairs B1i
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1996 500-4,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC non-breeding 2006 3,000 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2006 100-12,000 individuals B1i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1996 10-300 individuals A1, B1i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC resident 1996 80 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC non-breeding 2006 1,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT non-breeding 1996 70 individuals A1
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2006 common A3
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 1996 50 breeding pairs A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN resident 1996 200 breeding pairs A1, B2
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 2006 45-60 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC breeding 1996 80-90 breeding pairs B2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 2006 300 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC non-breeding 1996 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC non-breeding 1996 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1996 180-200 breeding pairs B1i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT non-breeding 2006 1,000 individuals B1i
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2006 500 individuals A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC breeding 1996 1,000-1,500 breeding pairs A3, A4i, B1i
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1996 200 breeding pairs B3
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC breeding 1996 2,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1996 50-60 breeding pairs B2
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 1996 50-60 breeding pairs B1i, B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1996 12-20 breeding pairs A1, B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2006 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2006 favourable medium negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Desert 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Desert Semidesert -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dadynskiye lakes. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.