IBA Criteria met: A1 (2000)
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Area: 3,000 ha
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An area of low, rocky mountains in the semi-desert of Gobustan upland. Land-uses include intensive sheep-grazing and some oil exploration.
Notable breeding species: Tadorna ferruginea (5+ pairs, 10-12 km from nearest water-body), Falco biarmicus (1 pair formerly bred; only site in USSR), Apus melba (20-25 pairs, only colony in Gobustan upland), Merops superciliosus. Among very common passerines are Oenanthe isabellina, O. finschii and Sitta neumayer.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Kargabazar and Mount Gush-gaya. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.