Dashinchilen Bayan Lake

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 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
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU breeding 2004 present A1
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2004 present A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU breeding 2004 present A1
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU breeding 2004 present A1
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 2009 present A4i
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva LC - 2009 present A4i
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus NT breeding 2004 present A4i
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC - 2009 present A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Grassland Steppe -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dashinchilen Bayan Lake. Downloaded from on 05/10/2023.