Flood-plain of Volga river between Gorodets and N.Novgorod

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 2004 90-110 breeding pairs B2
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2004 110-115 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ozero Mescherskoe Nature Monument 50 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dubrava u g. Gorodtsa Nature Monument 5,010 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Bor department of Russian nature protection society 2005
NGO Club "Pink flamingo" 2005
Strochkovo middle school 2005
Youth tourist and excursion center in Balakhna 2005
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Sand dunes and beaches -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Flood-plain of Volga river between Gorodets and N.Novgorod. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.