Harm lake

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 1987-1992 230 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC winter 1987-1992 1,800 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1987-1992 3,246 individuals A4i, B1i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Harm lake. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.