Nowruzlu and Ghazanlu

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1977 156 individuals A4i, B1i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 1977 650 individuals A4i, B1i
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC passage 1977 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU breeding 1977 4 breeding pairs A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU passage 1977 37 individuals A1, B2
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC non-breeding 1977 830 individuals A4i, B1i

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)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nowruzlu and Ghazanlu. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.