Keban Reservoir

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus LC breeding 2000 800-1,600 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 2000 50-150 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2000 min 20,000 A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Keban Reservoir. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.