Incheh Borun lake and marshes

Year of compilation: 1994

Site description (baseline)
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.

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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Incheh Borun lake and marshes. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.