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The valley is confined in the north by Ketmenski and Kegetsky mountain ranges (Kazakhstan), in the south by Terski Ala Too mountain range. The relief is dominated by foothill- adyr plains, hilly valley. Precipitation up to 370 mm per year. Main rivers are Karkira, Kelen and Tekes. The highway passes along the valley. In landscapes dominated steppe and meadow formations of different types. Forests are spruce and deciduous trees species. Shrubs and wetlands are present in river valleys.
Mass migration of Demoiselle crane (Grus virgo) in April. Ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii) is seen in fall and early spring. Rare birds recorded here are Black stork (Ciconia nigra) and Saker falcon (Falco cherrug). Site is along the mass passage route of passerine, waders and Anatidae
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karkyra Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/03/2021.