IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Hazel Grouse Tetrastes bonasia LC breeding 2004 600 breeding pairs A3
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC breeding 2004 300 breeding pairs A3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2000 250 breeding pairs A1
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala LC breeding 2004 180 breeding pairs A3
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 2004 3-6 breeding pairs A1
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC breeding 2004 present A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2000 2 individuals A1
Gray's Grasshopper-warbler Helopsaltes fasciolatus LC breeding 2004 present A3
Naumann's Thrush Turdus naumanni LC breeding 2004 present A3
Siberian Blue Robin Larvivora cyane LC breeding 2004 present A3
Rufous-tailed Robin Larvivora sibilans LC breeding 2004 present A3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 2004 present A3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Togul'skiy Zakaznik 65,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elcovskj Zakaznik 12,819 protected area overlaps with site 0
El'tsovskiy Zakaznik 1,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous, Mixed -
Shrubland -
Grassland Humid -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Fens, transition mires & springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
Unknown -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
not utilised -
nature conservation and research -
unknown -
other -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yel'tsovskaya. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.