IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3 (2004)
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Area: 2,431 ha
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Site description (baseline)
A shallow brackish lake situated north-west of Tuz lake (site 072), 5 km east of the town of Kulu. Fed mainly by the Kulu stream, the lake is largely devoid of fringe vegetation, except for a small freshwater area in the south. Most of the nine islands are covered with grass in spring and early summer. Non-irrigated arable land, barren steppe and cattle-grazed grass plains surround the lake.
The IBA is important for breeding waterbirds. In winter the lake normally freezes but occasionally holds significant numbers of wildfowl.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kulu Lake. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/752 on 01/06/2023.