Sarpinskaya lake-system

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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 1999 13-20 breeding pairs A1, B2
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1999 1,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1999 20 individuals A1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1999 23 breeding pairs A1, B2
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 1999 20-35 breeding pairs B2
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 1999 70-100 breeding pairs A1, B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sarpinsky Zakaznik (Federal) 195,900 protected area overlaps with site 4,630
Ozero Tsatsa Nature Monument 918 protected area contained by site 918
Hanata Zakaznik 52,000 protected area overlaps with site 14,115

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Sarpinskiye ozera 2002
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Standing freshwater -
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
water management -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sarpinskaya lake-system. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.