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.
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.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gobustan area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/03/2021.