Kurtan Lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU breeding 2003 4,500-6,000 breeding pairs A4i
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC breeding 2003 4,000-7,000 breeding pairs A4i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC breeding 2003 3,000-6,000 breeding pairs A4i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 2003 3,500-5,000 breeding pairs A4i
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC breeding 2003 1,000-2,500 breeding pairs A4i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC breeding 2003 1,000-4,500 breeding pairs A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC breeding 2003 1,500-6,000 breeding pairs A4i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2003 250-700 breeding pairs A1
Common Coot Fulica atra LC breeding 2003 4,000-9,000 breeding pairs A4i
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 2003 300-400 breeding pairs A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 2003 80-150 individuals A1, A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2003 100-150 breeding pairs A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 2003 500-800 breeding pairs A4i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC breeding 2003 800-1,000 breeding pairs A4i
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis LC breeding 2003 1,000-1,500 breeding pairs A4i
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2004 50 breeding pairs A1
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 2003 1,500-5,000 breeding pairs A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2003 800-1,000 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2003 20,000 individuals A4iii

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mokrousovskiy Zakaznik 20,900 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kurtan Lake. Downloaded from on 14/04/2021.