Kyzylkol Lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

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 passage 2002-2003 150-2,500 individuals A1, A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 2003 3,000 individuals A4i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU passage 2001 70,000 individuals A4i
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC passage 2001 10,000 individuals A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC passage 2003 1,500 individuals A4i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC passage 2001 50,000 individuals A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 2001 1,000 individuals A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2007 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 not assessed very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information poor


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony, Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Rivers & streams, Water-fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
Grassland Dry grassland on sandy soils -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kyzylkol Lake. Downloaded from on 20/05/2022.