Bain-Tsaganskiye lakes

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2013 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
Daurian Partridge Perdix dauurica LC breeding 2012 1,300-1,750 breeding pairs A3
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid EN breeding 2012 6-7 breeding pairs A1
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR non-breeding 2012 7 individuals A1
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC passage 1990-2012 300-23,000 individuals A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU breeding 2012 16 breeding pairs A1, A3
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU passage 1990-2012 10-220 individuals A1, A4i
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU passage 2012 110-120 individuals A1, A4i
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN breeding 2012 20-30 females A1, A3
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN passage 1990-2012 40-220 individuals A1
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2012 3-4 breeding pairs A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2012 3-7 breeding pairs A1
Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica LC breeding 2012 1,300-1,750 breeding pairs A3
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii LC breeding 2012 3,800-4,150 breeding pairs A3
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola CR breeding 2013 32-56 breeding pairs A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-2011 5,000-120,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2013).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Torey Lakes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 172,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Landscapes of Dauria World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 912,624 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dolina Dzerena Zakaznik (Federal) 213,000 protected area overlaps with site 1,000
Daursky UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 227,700 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppe -
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned farmland, disturbed ground, Arable land -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bain-Tsaganskiye lakes. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.