Moroshechnaya River

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU passage 1975-1990 10,000-25,200 individuals A1, A4i
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU passage 1975-1990 min 1,000 individuals A1
Siberian Scoter Melanitta stejnegeri LC passage 1975-1990 50,000-153,700 individuals A4i
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC passage 1975-1990 2,300-6,700 individuals A4i
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1975-1990 22,000-74,600 individuals A4i
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC passage 1990 min 22,000 individuals A4i
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii NT passage 1990 min 500 individuals A1, A4i
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT passage 2004 present A1, A4i
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC passage 2004 present A4i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 2004 present A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 2004 present A4i
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris EN passage 2004 present A4i
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 2004 present A4i
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis NT passage 2004 present A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN breeding 2004 present A1
Mew Gull Larus canus LC passage 1990 min 32,300 individuals A4i
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus LC passage 1990 min 23,300 individuals A4i
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus VU resident 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Reka Moroshechnaya Zakaznik 150,000 protected area contained by site 150,000
Moroshechnaya River Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 219,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Rivers and streams -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moroshechnaya River. Downloaded from on 30/11/2022.