The site was identified as important in 2004 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||breeding||2004||present||A1|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoid||VU||breeding||2004||present||A1|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||VU||breeding||2004||present||A1, A3|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||LC||breeding||2004||present||A4i|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||EN||breeding||2004||present||A1|
|Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni||LC||breeding||2004||present||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Uvs Nuur Basin||World Heritage Site (natural or mixed)||1,068,853||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Permanent swamps||-|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Oruku-Shina. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/oruku-shina-iba-russia-(asian) on 02/10/2023.