RU1171
Agrakhanski Bay (North Agrakhan)


Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2008)
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Area: 21,100 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium near favourable medium
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Site description
Area includes Agrakhansky bay and coastal lakes on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, north of Makhachkala. A long peninsula, jutting into the Caspian Sea, borders the Bay.

Key biodiversity
About 300000 ducks winter here and many other migrating species stopover. It is a particularly important site for waders, with tens of thousands stoping and feeding here on passage, especially C.alpina, C.alba and T.totanus, but no detailed counts have been made to date. The data on waders was compiled from single observations between 1983 and 1986.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Agrakhanski Bay (North Agrakhan). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2020.