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.
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.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No conservation measures are known to have been proposed and there is no information on threats to the site.
Data-sheet compiled by Dr D. A. Scott, reviewed by Dept of Environment.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Incheh Borun lake and marshes. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2022.