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Chingiztau Mountains


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2007 24-38 individuals A3
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR breeding 2007 16 breeding pairs A1, A3, A4i
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2007 7-70 breeding pairs A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2007 150-175 breeding pairs A1, A3
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2007 50-249 breeding pairs A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2007 640-1,220 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2007 7-30 breeding pairs A1
Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis LC breeding 2007 250-999 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Lark Alauda leucoptera LC breeding 2007 50-249 breeding pairs A3

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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 low favourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - salty 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Forest Flood-plain 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland Humid 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland Juniper scrub 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland Low bushes 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland Scrub 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires & springs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Water-fringe vegetation 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Tadorna tadorna Common Shelduck 1 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck 115 30 individuals 27 very unfavourable
Spatula querquedula Garganey 1 20 individuals 100 favourable
Mareca strepera Gadwall 1 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard 1 20 individuals 100 favourable
Anthropoides virgo Demoiselle Crane 40 8 breeding pairs 20 very unfavourable
Grus grus Common Crane 1 8 individuals 100 favourable
Ciconia nigra Black Stork 1 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 1 15 individuals 100 favourable
Pluvialis squatarola Grey Plover 1 15 individuals 100 favourable
Numenius arquata Eurasian Curlew 50 50 individuals 100 favourable
Limosa limosa Black-tailed Godwit 50 70 individuals 100 favourable
Calidris ferruginea Curlew Sandpiper 1 15 individuals 100 favourable
Calidris alba Sanderling 1 15 individuals 100 favourable
Calidris alpina Dunlin 1 15 individuals 100 favourable
Calidris minuta Little Stint 1 15 individuals 100 favourable
Gallinago gallinago Common Snipe 1 7 individuals 100 favourable
Tringa totanus Common Redshank 1 15 individuals 100 favourable
Tringa stagnatilis Marsh Sandpiper 1 15 individuals 100 favourable
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle 58 8 individuals 14 very unfavourable
Circus pygargus Montagu's Harrier 1 30 individuals 100 favourable
Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard 16 6 individuals 38 very unfavourable
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 14 60 individuals 100 favourable
Falco subbuteo Eurasian Hobby 1 3 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Unknown No management planning has taken place Unknown negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty -
Shrubland Scrub, Low bushes, Juniper scrub -
Forest Flood-plain -
Grassland Humid, Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe, Steppes & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Fens, transition mires & springs, Standing brackish & salt water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban & industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chingiztau Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.