Incheh Borun lake and marshes

Country/territory: Iran, Islamic Republic of

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i (1994)
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Area: 50 ha

Site description
Lying c.40 km north of Gorgan, the site comprises a small freshwater lake with some emergent marsh vegetation. It is surrounded by grassy steppe and arable land.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. A wintering area for a wide variety of waterfowl including good numbers of Cygnus olor and Mergellus albellus. The surrounding plains are probably an important staging area for Charadrius asiaticus.

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 Areas factsheet: Incheh Borun lake and marshes. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.