Kurumbel'skaya steppe

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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN unknown 1997-2000 4-7 individuals A1
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC breeding 1997-2000 22-200 breeding pairs A4i
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 1997-2002 1-4 breeding pairs A3
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 2000-2002 1-3 breeding pairs A3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1997-2002 100-700 individuals A4i
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 1997-2001 10 breeding pairs A1, A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 1997-2002 10-46 breeding pairs A1, A3
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 1997-2000 11-20 breeding pairs A3

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Stepnoy Zakaznik (Federal) 75,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Stepnoy Zakaznik 75,000 is identical to site 75,000
Ozero Ul'zhai Nature Monument 1,430 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bogatyrskie kurgany Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kurumbel'skaya steppe. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.