MN054
Delta of Orkhon and Selenge Rivers


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU breeding 2004 present A1
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC passage 2004 present A1
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU breeding 2004 present A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2004 present A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).


Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Delta of Orkhon and Selenge Rivers. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/delta-of-orkhon-and-selenge-rivers-iba-mongolia on 04/10/2023.