The site is a dry, hilly area criss-crossed by rocky canyons. These canyons provide good breeding and roosting habitat for many birds, including the Globally Threatened Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni. A road passing through the main canyon might be a source of disturbance to the breeding colony of Lesser Kestrel.
The site supports a breeding colony of Lesser Kestrel (VU). Mongolian Ground Jay Podoces hendersoni, a species listed in the Red Data Book of Mongolia, occurs here.
Non-bird biodiversity: The site is not thought to be particularly important for other fauna and flora.Attributes
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khongil. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.