Delta of the Ural River

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 2003-2004 200-500 individuals A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 2003 50-100 individuals A1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 2003-2004 1,500-4,000 individuals A4i
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC breeding 2003-2004 2,000-4,500 individuals A4i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 not assessed very unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ural River Delta and adjacent Caspian Sea coast Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 111,500 protected area overlaps with site 55,000
Northen Part of Caspian Sea State Reservation 7,000,000 protected area overlaps with site 10,000
Akzhayik State Nature Reserve 111,500 protected area overlaps with site 55,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Sea Sea inlets -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta of the Ural River. Downloaded from on 23/09/2020.