Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Kozats'ki islands)

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 passage 1996 8-60 individuals A1
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1999 800-1,500 individuals B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1996 150-400 individuals B1i
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1999 2-3 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 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).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
water management -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Kozats'ki islands). Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.