Korgankol Lake

Year of compilation: 2006

Site description
The IBA consists of an oval waterbody of moderate size to the north west of Golubovka village (Ertisky district). The general proportions of the lake fluctuate from 2.5 x 2 to 2 x 1.5 km according to the current water level phase. The lake has a mosaic of reedbeds amid a system of channels and stretches of open water.

Key biodiversity
The typical avifauna of a small steppe lake.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Agricultural use does not impact on the habitats and hunting is controlled.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity

Protected areas

Habitat and land use
The site is managed by a hunting society. Nevertheless, the area of the lake proper provides a resting place for game species and acts as a minute reserve, with shooting only taking place on the large puddles in the adjacent fields - the primary quarry is Anser anser. Landuse: agriculture (cereal, cattle, horses and sheep).

Daniel Masur and Kati Sevke (Greifswald University) participated in the survey of 2006.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Korgankol Lake. Downloaded from on 17/08/2022.