Bol'shoye Beloye lake

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2006 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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2000 40-70 breeding pairs A1
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 1986-2002 24-100 breeding pairs A1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 2000-2002 100-1,000 breeding pairs A4i
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2000 8-12 breeding pairs A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2006).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tobol-Ishim Forest-steppe Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,217,000 protected area contains site 0
Beloozersky Zakaznik (Federal) 17,850 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous, Humid -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Fens, transition mires & springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bol'shoye Beloye lake. Downloaded from on 05/10/2023.