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Tunkin valley


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 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
Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus LC resident 1997 uncommon A3
Daurian Partridge Perdix dauurica LC resident 1997 common A3
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC resident 1997 uncommon A3
Black-billed Capercaillie Tetrao urogalloides LC resident 1997 rare A3
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC breeding 1997 common A3
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC passage 1997 rare A1
Falcated Duck Mareca falcata NT breeding 1997 rare A3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC breeding 1997 uncommon A3
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1997 uncommon A3
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU passage 1997 rare A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN breeding 1997 present A1, A3
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria LC resident 1997 rare A3
Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura LC breeding 1997 common A3
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula LC resident 1997 rare A3
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC resident 1997 rare A3
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa LC resident 1997 rare A3
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 1997 rare A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 1997 rare A1
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC resident 1997 uncommon A3
Siberian Tit Poecile cinctus LC resident 1997 rare A3
Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis LC breeding 1997 common A3
Siberian Thrush Geokichla sibirica LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Siberian Blue Robin Larvivora cyane LC breeding 1997 common A3
Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki LC breeding 1997 uncommon A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC resident 1997 rare A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta LC breeding 1997 common A3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 1997 uncommon A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC resident 1997 rare A3
Pallas's Rosefinch Carpodacus roseus LC breeding 1997 rare A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC resident 1997 rare A3
Asian Rosy-finch Leucosticte arctoa LC resident 1997 uncommon A3
Pallas's Bunting Emberiza pallasi LC breeding 1997 uncommon A3
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola CR breeding 1997 common A3
Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila LC breeding 1997 rare A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tunkinsky National Park 1,184,662 protected area contains site 300,000
Tunkinskaya skvazhina (vyshka) Nature Monument 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tunkinskaya skvazhina Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Reka Ihe-Uhgun' Nature Monument 100 protected area overlaps with site 0
Potukhshiy vulkan Podgornyi Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Potukhshiy vulkan Kovrizhka Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Potukhshiy vulkan Khurya-Boldok Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Potuhshiy vulkan Ulyaborskiy Nature Monument 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Potuhshiy vulkan Tal'skaya vershina Nature Monument 50 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pervyi vodopad rekkee Kyngyrga Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ozero Khobokskoe Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Obnazhenie Belyi Yar Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mramornoe dno r. Kyngyrgi Nature Monument 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mestnost' Zaktuy Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Listvennitsa-dolgozhitel' Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lake Baikal World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 8,800,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kojmorskie ozera Nature Monument 1,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Istochnik Nilova pustyn' Nature Monument 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Istochnik Hongor-Ulla Nature Monument 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gora Margasanskaya sopka Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bazal'tovaya gora Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Coniferous forest (temperate/boreal), Montane coniferous forest (mont temp/subtrop), Forest steppe (temperate/boreal) -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland Subalpine and alpine scrub -
Grassland Alpine and subalpine grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tunkin valley. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/tunkin-valley-iba-russia-(asian) on 04/03/2024.