IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i (2005)
For more information about IBA criteria, please click here
Area: 8,000 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2013||very high||very unfavourable||negligible|
|For more information about IBA monitoring, please click here|
Site description (baseline)
Lake Hajigabul lies in the Kura valley near of Ali-Bairamly town. The lake itself play important role for wintering of water birds and system of fish pounds (with reach overgrows of reed) is suitable habitat for lots of breeding birds. Area of the lake (together with fish pounds and some shoals) is 2500 ha.
Although this lake had relatively few reed stands, many waterbirds rest there in winter (e.g. Anas platyrhynchos, diving ducks and sometimes Fulica atra). In the past, good numbers of Anser anser, A. albifrons, A. erythropus and Branta ruficollis were recorded resting during the day after feeding in the Shirvan steppe. The three Anser species still occur at Lake Hadjikabul, but their numbers are very low (Vereshchagin 1950; M. Patrikeev, in litt.). In February 1998, Oxyura leucocephala were observed at Lake Hadjikabul (Cranswick et al. 1998).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Hajigabul. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3616 on 02/06/2023.