Kumdykol-Zharlykol Lake System

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 2005 13-473 individuals A1, A4i
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 2005 235-850 individuals A4i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 2005 5,800-85,900 individuals A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2004 30,000-70,000 individuals A4i
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC passage 2005 300-865 individuals A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 2005 300-5,600 individuals A4i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC passage 2005 600-24,850 individuals A4i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC passage 2005 350-490 individuals A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC passage 2005 300 individuals A4i
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC passage 2005 2,400 individuals A3, A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 2005 30 individuals A1
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 2005 2,450 individuals A4i
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR passage 2005-2007 15-107 individuals A1, A4ii
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 2005 1,660-2,540 individuals A1, A4i
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2006 min 36 breeding pairs A1, A3
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT passage 2005 30-70 individuals A1, A3
Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis LC breeding 2005 common A3
White-winged Lark Alauda leucoptera LC breeding 2005 common A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2004-2005 35,000-110,000 individuals A4iii

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)
2015 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes -
Grassland Humid, Steppes & dry calcareous -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban & industrial areas -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kumdykol-Zharlykol Lake System. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.