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
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1992 300-450 breeding pairs B2
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC breeding 1995 5-6 breeding pairs B2
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1995 12-15 breeding pairs B3
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1995 4-5 breeding pairs B2
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 1995 2 breeding pairs A1
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1995 15-20 breeding pairs B3
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1995 10 breeding pairs B2

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)
Valuny u v.Schaveki Natural Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kozyansky Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 26,060 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kozyanskiy Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 44,400 protected area overlaps with site 26,625


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kaz'jany. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.