Flood-plain of Kostroma river

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1997 1,019 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1997 9,834 individuals B1i
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC passage 1997 1,429 individuals B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1997 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Yaroslavsky Zakaznik (Federal) 17,000 protected area overlaps with site 2,000
Sotinskiy Zakaznik 12,200 protected area overlaps with site 150
Ozero Sogozhskoe Nature Monument 205 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ozero Savinskoe Nature Monument 25 protected area overlaps with site 0
Levashovskiy Zakaznik 15,900 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Boloto Tarakan'e Nature Monument 34 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Kostromskiye razlivy 2002
Kologriv middle school 2005
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
water management -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Flood-plain of Kostroma river. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.