The site was identified as important in 2005 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|
|Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina||LC||winter||1996-2004||650-15,218 individuals||A4i, B1i|
|Common Pochard Aythya ferina||VU||winter||1996-2004||1,500-8,000 individuals||B1i|
|Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula||LC||winter||1996-2004||1,000-31,850 individuals||A4i, B1i|
|Common Coot Fulica atra||LC||winter||1996-2004||7,000-40,485 individuals||A4i, B1i|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||NT||winter||1996-2004||70 individuals||A1, A4i, B1i|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).
The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.
|info avialable at AOS||2004|
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing brackish and salt water, Standing freshwater||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sahil settlement - Shelf factory. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/sahil-settlement--shelf-factory-iba-azerbaijan on 24/09/2023.