Babushkina and Kekurnyy Gulfs

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

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 breeding 2004 present A4i
Goosander Mergus merganser LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus LC non-breeding 2006-2012 15,000-16,600 individuals A4i
Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris EN breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis NT passage 2004 present A1, A4i
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus LC passage 2004 present A4i
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus VU breeding 2006 min 3 breeding pairs A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 min 20,000 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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Babushkina and Kekurnyy Gulfs. Downloaded from on 23/01/2022.