Sarpinskaya lake-system

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2 (2007)
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Area: 200,415 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
Branch of the Khvalynskaya delta of Volga river - system of the little salt and fresh lakes. Due to artificial irrigationdrainage which exists here most of the lakes have an irregular circle of flooding, part of them are offen shallow -water or dry. On the Volgograd part of the lake-sytem (northern lakes) there are a lot of artificial ponds are working, situation on Kalmykiya part is more close to the native.

Key biodiversity
Total number of waders (including Ruff) reach 20000-25000 individuals.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sarpinskaya lake-system. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.