Ulukhkol' lake

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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 2004 present A1
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 2004 present A4i
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU breeding 2004 present A1
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU breeding 2004 present A1
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2004 present A1
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
Ozero Ulukh-Kol' Zakaznik 700 protected area contained by site 700


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ulukhkol' lake. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.