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-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena||LC||breeding||1993||40-66 breeding pairs||B1i|
|Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis||LC||breeding||1993||120-450 breeding pairs||A4i, B1i|
|Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida||LC||breeding||1993||10-300 breeding pairs||B1i, B2|
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, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fishponds near Kukil'nyky village. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/fishponds-near-kukilnyky-village-iba-ukraine on 27/09/2023.