Floodplain of Cheptsa river

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 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 passage 2001 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 2001 5,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2001 1,000-3,000 individuals B1i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2001 30 individuals A1
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC passage 2001 100-500 individuals B1i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ozero Lyzshnoe Nature Monument 10 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ozero Dikoe Nature Monument 100 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Forest Mixed woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Floodplain of Cheptsa river. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.