Kytaj 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
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 1999 1,000 individuals A1
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1995 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 1999 40-100 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC breeding 1999 150-400 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC non-breeding 1999 500-1,500 individuals A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 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).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kytaj lake. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.