Uzunlars'ke lake

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1999 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 1996 13 breeding pairs B2
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN resident 1996 70 breeding pairs A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN winter 1994 500 individuals A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1996 4 breeding pairs B2
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 1996 3 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1999 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Opukskyi Nature Zapovednik 1,592 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gora Opuk ta ostrovi Skeli-Korabli Zapovedne Urotchische 100 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uzunlars'ke lake. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.