Utrish Reserve and adjacent coastal waters

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC winter 2012-2013 30,000-35,800 individuals A4i, B1i
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU non-breeding 2012-2013 5,000-10,000 individuals A1, A4ii, B1ii
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 2011-2012 10,000-30,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 2011-2012 5,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC winter 2012-2013 100,000-180,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC winter 2011-2012 10,000-20,000 individuals B1i
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2010 9-10 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2012-2013 195,000-300,000 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Utrish Zapovednik 10,008 protected area contained by site 10,008
Bol'shoi Utrish Zakaznik 8,700 protected area contained by site 0
Abrausskiy Zakaznik 11,500 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Utrish Reserve and adjacent coastal waters. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.