Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus LC - 2004 present A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU breeding 2004 present A1
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Goosander Mergus merganser LC - 2004 present A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC - 2004 present A4i
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU - 2009 present A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU - 2009 present A1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC - 2004 present A4i
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus NT - 2004 present A4i
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN - 2009 present A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN - 2009 present A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Terhiyn Tsagaan Nuur Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,110 protected area overlaps with site 6,110
Khorgo Terkh Zagaan nuur National Conservation Parks 77,267 protected area overlaps with site 26,800


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest -
Grassland Steppe -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake. Downloaded from on 20/09/2021.