Kyzylkol Lake

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 2002-2003 150-2,500 individuals A1, A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 2003 3,000 individuals A4i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU passage 2001 70,000 individuals A4i
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC passage 2001 10,000 individuals A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC passage 2003 1,500 individuals A4i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC passage 2001 50,000 individuals A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 2001 1,000 individuals A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2007 20,000 individuals A4iii

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 Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2017 not assessed very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by habitat
Accuracy of information poor


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony, Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Rivers & streams, Water-fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
Grassland Dry grassland on sandy soils -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kyzylkol Lake. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.