Tashgain Tavan Lakes

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC breeding 2009 present A3, A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC - 2004 present A4i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU breeding 2004 present A4i
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC - 2004 present A4i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR - 2009 present A1, A3
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2004 present A3, A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU breeding 2004 present A1, A3, A4i
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU - 2009 present A1, A3
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus NT breeding 2004 present A4i
Relict Gull Larus relictus VU breeding 2009 present A1

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 -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tashgain Tavan Lakes. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.