Chernoye Lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

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 2003-2005 200-1,000 breeding pairs A4i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC breeding 2003-2005 500-1,500 breeding pairs A4i
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC breeding 2003-2005 500-1,000 breeding pairs A4i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU breeding 2003-2005 7,000-13,000 breeding pairs A4i
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC breeding 2003-2005 5,000-13,000 breeding pairs A4i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC breeding 2003-2005 3,000-11,000 breeding pairs A4i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 2003-2005 4,000-10,000 breeding pairs A4i
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC breeding 2003-2005 2,000-6,000 breeding pairs A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC breeding 2003-2005 4,000-10,000 breeding pairs A4i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2003 40-50 breeding pairs A1
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 2003-2005 160-180 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 2003-2005 800-2,000 breeding pairs A4i
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC breeding 2003-2005 3,000-10,000 breeding pairs A4i
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 2003-2005 2,000-8,000 breeding pairs A4i
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC breeding 2003-2005 3,000-5,000 breeding pairs A4i
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 2000 25-40 breeding pairs A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2005 53,610-90,980 breeding pairs 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tobol-Ishim Forest-steppe Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,217,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded steppe -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chernoye Lake. Downloaded from on 01/10/2022.