Mzha river valley

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1996 120-140 breeding pairs A1, B2
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1996 70-80 breeding pairs B3
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1997 40-50 breeding pairs B2
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1999 150-170 breeding pairs B2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1997 42-54 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 1996 15-25 breeding pairs A1
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1997 60-90 breeding pairs B2
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1996 10-15 breeding pairs B2
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus LC breeding 1999 2,500-3,000 breeding pairs B3
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris LC breeding 1999 3,000-3,200 breeding pairs B3
Common Reed-warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus LC breeding 1999 3,500-4,000 breeding pairs B3
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides LC breeding 1999 1,500-1,700 breeding pairs B3
River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis LC breeding 1999 250-300 breeding pairs B3
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin LC breeding 1999 900-1,100 breeding pairs B3
Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria LC breeding 1999 800-900 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 20,000 individuals A4iii

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kukilivs'kiy Regional Zakaznik 5 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mzha river valley. Downloaded from on 29/11/2022.