Glynanyi island

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2000)
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Area: 200 ha

Site description
The largest island of the Baku archipelago, Glynanyi is volcanic in origin and almost devoid of vegetation, because of its large rabbit population.

Key biodiversity
The site of Azerbaijan's largest colony of Larus cachinnans and one of the largest in the Caspian Basin. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Tadorna ferruginea (50 pairs), Sterna hirundo (min. 500 pairs), S. albifrons (80 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Glynanyi island. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.