Gordeh Git and Mamiyand

Country/territory: Iran, Islamic Republic of

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2 (1994)
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Area: 500 ha

Site description (baseline)
The site comprises two adjacent areas of freshwater marsh, Gordeh Git and Mamiyand, on the plains 10 km south of Lake Uromiyeh and c.30 km north of Mahabad. Most of the wetland is covered with tall stands of Phragmites. Land ownership is public.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. Breeding birds include Ciconia ciconia (common summer visitor), Oxyura leucocephala, Circus aeruginosus and Glareola pratincola. Large numbers of wintering waterfowl have been recorded in recent years, and Chlidonias leucopterus is a common passage migrant.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Data-sheet compiled by Dr D. A. Scott, reviewed by Dept of Environment.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gordeh Git and Mamiyand. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.