Shcherbakovskaya bend of Volga river

IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 2004 70-80 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU passage 2000-2001 100-150 individuals A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2004 6-8 breeding pairs A1, B2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident 2004 8-10 breeding pairs A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC unknown 1984-1986 6-9 breeding pairs B2
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2004 1-2 breeding pairs B2

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Urakova gora Nature Monument 20 protected area overlaps with site 0
Stolbichi i scherbakovskiy sbros Nature Monument 5 protected area contained by site 5
Shcherbakovski National Park 34,580 protected area contained by site 34,580
Scherbakovskaya balka Nature Monument 25 protected area contained by site 25
Bannovskoe Zakaznik 30,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Shcherbakovskaya izluchina Volgi 2004
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shcherbakovskaya bend of Volga river. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.