Voshmigir dam

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 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
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1970-1977 340 individuals A4i, B1i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1970-1977 15 individuals B1i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1987-1992 430 individuals A4i, B1i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC passage 1977 350 individuals B1i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Voshmigir dam. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.