Izhevsk flood-plain of Oka river

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1996 1,000-1,500 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1996 15,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1996 200-300 breeding pairs A1
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 1996 150-300 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1996 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ryazansky Zakaznik (Federal) 36,000 protected area overlaps with site 20,000
Ozero Terekhovskaya Tish' Nature Monument 22 protected area overlaps with site 0
Oksky Zapovednik 55,744 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Okskiy UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 77,193 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Oka & Pra River Floodplains Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 161,542 protected area is adjacent to site 30,000

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Izhevskaya poima Oki 2005
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Unknown -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Izhevsk flood-plain of Oka river. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.