Khar Lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus LC - 2004 present A4i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC - 2004 present A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU breeding 2004 present A1
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Goosander Mergus merganser LC - 2004 present A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC - 2004 present A4i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC - 2004 present A4i
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC - 2004 present A4i
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus NT - 2004 present A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC - 2004 present A4i
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN breeding 2004 present A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Har Us Nuur National Park Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 321,360 protected area overlaps with site 0
Har Us Nuur National Conservation Parks 850,272 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khar Lake. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.