Gobustan area

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA criteria met: B3 (2000)
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Area: 5,000 ha

Site description (baseline)
Low, semi-arid mountains, including the flat summits of Beukdash, Kichikdash, Kagnizdag, Djingirdag and the dry stream of Djeirankechmez. Some trees and bushes on the eastern slopes (wild Pyrus, Ficus, Punica, etc.). Quarrying for limestone has taken place in the past.

Key biodiversity
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (non-breeding; rare summer visitor). Breeding species include Buteo rufinus, Alectoris chukar (rare), Cercotrichas galactotes, Oenanthe pleschanka, Oenanthe finschii, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, Petronia petronia and Emberiza melanocephala.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gobustan area. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.