Kaluzhskiye Zaseki Nature Reserve

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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2005 100-200 breeding pairs A1
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1997 5 breeding pairs B2
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis LC breeding 2005 1,000-2,000 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)
Ugra National Park 98,623 protected area is adjacent to site 590
Ugra UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 153,832 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Orlovskoye Poles'e National Park 77,745 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Landshaft r. Vytebet' Nature Monument 511 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kaluzhskie Zaseki / Buffer Zone Buffer Zone (adjacent to Zapovednik) 23,190 protected area overlaps with site 20,468
Kaluzhskie Zaseki Zapovednik 18,533 protected area overlaps with site 18,533

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Administration of Nature Reserve "Kaluzhskiye Zaseki" 2005
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kaluzhskiye Zaseki Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.