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A small wetland situated 20 km east of Kars, adjacent to the road between Kars and Digor. To the south of the road are 15 ha of open water, with a rich submerged flora (mainly Potamogeton) and a mosaic of emergent sedge-beds. The area to the north is largely seasonal. The lake lies on a vast elevated plateau, covered largely by extensively grazed steppe-grassland.
The area is important for breeding waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kars Plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2020.