Makushinsky Zakaznik

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2006 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 passage 2001 6-20 individuals A1
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 2001 5,000-20,000 individuals A1, A4i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 2001 5,000-7,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2001 50,000-70,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2006).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Makushinsky Zakaznik 9,058 is identical to site 9,058
Makushinskiy Zakaznik 8,000 protected area contains site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous, Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe -
Wetlands (inland) Standing fresh water, Raised bogs, Water-fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved reseeded grasslands, Arable land, Other urban & industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Makushinsky Zakaznik. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.