Country/territory: Kazakhstan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2007)
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Area: 241,925 ha

Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 low favourable negligible
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Site description
The site comprises a hilly area elongated in a north-south direction, with separate low mountains with rocky summits. The surrounding landscape to the north is dry steppe (Festuca-Stipa and bush steppe), to the south grass-wormwood semi-desert. Along the river valleys there are some stands of isolated birch-aspen woodland with an admixture of bird cherry and ledge rocks.

Key biodiversity
122 bird species were registered during a short-term survey in the 2003 breeding season (Kovshar, Davygora, 2004).

Non-bird biodiversity: Nothing of note.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mugodzhary. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.