Kapchagay Canyon

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
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 2008 2-3,000 individuals A4i
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 2008 10-500 individuals A4i
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2007 10-30 breeding pairs A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2007 20-40 breeding pairs A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2007 1-2 breeding pairs A1
Great Tit Parus major LC breeding 2007 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 2007 20-50 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota LC breeding 2007 10-30 breeding pairs A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC breeding 2007 10-40 breeding pairs A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2007 100-150 breeding pairs A3
Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani LC breeding 2007 100-200 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.

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)
2018 not assessed very unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flood-plain -
Shrubland Low bushes, Scrub -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Water-fringe vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kapchagay Canyon. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.