The site comprises a reservoir on the Severskiy Donec river with adjoining semi-natural broadleaved deciduous woodland. Human activities include forestry, fishing, cattle-grazing, hunting and recreation.
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (min. 2 pairs).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pechenezhskoe reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2020.