The IBA consists of an oval waterbody of moderate size to the north west of Golubovka village (Ertisky district). The general proportions of the lake fluctuate from 2.5 x 2 to 2 x 1.5 km according to the current water level phase. The lake has a mosaic of reedbeds amid a system of channels and stretches of open water.
The typical avifauna of a small steppe lake.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Agricultural use does not impact on the habitats and hunting is controlled.
Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Habitat and land use
The site is managed by a hunting society. Nevertheless, the area of the lake proper provides a resting place for game species and acts as a minute reserve, with shooting only taking place on the large puddles in the adjacent fields - the primary quarry is Anser anser.
Landuse: agriculture (cereal, cattle, horses and sheep).
Daniel Masur and Kati Sevke (Greifswald University) participated in the survey of 2006.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Korgankol Lake. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2022.