Kurumbel'skaya steppe

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 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: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA 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 & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kurumbel'skaya steppe. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.