Markit-Yarkant Oasis

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU breeding 2003 present A1, A3
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU winter 2003 present A1
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 2003 20,000 individuals A4i
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN breeding 2003 present A1
Xinjiang Ground-jay Podoces biddulphi NT resident 2000 present A2, 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Markit-Yarkant Oasis. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.