Lake system near Lotoshnoye village

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2006 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 2004 5 individuals A1
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC passage 1994-2004 2,400-51,300 individuals A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC passage 2004 450 individuals A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1998 100-630 individuals A4i
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 1998 700-5,000 individuals A4i
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC passage 1998 2,800-15,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1994-2004 20,000-120,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2006).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake system near Lotoshnoye village. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.