Karabash-Kudashskaya forest-steppe

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1999 1,000 individuals B1i
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 1999 3 breeding pairs A1
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris LC breeding 1999 1,200 breeding pairs B3
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia LC breeding 1999 2,500 breeding pairs B3
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1999 400 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Reka Stepnoi Zai Nature Monument 10,887 protected area overlaps with site 0
Karabashskaya gora Nature Monument 50 protected area contained by site 50


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Wooded steppe -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Karabash-Kudashskaya forest-steppe. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.