IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC passage 2006 3,000 individuals A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 2006 7-46 individuals A1
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC resident 2006 1,100 individuals A4i
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei LC breeding 2006 2 individuals A3
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2006 70 individuals A1
Great Tit Parus major LC resident 2006 4 individuals A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC resident 2006 2 individuals A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC breeding 2006 10 individuals A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2006 6 individuals A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2006 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Anser erythropus Lesser White-fronted Goose 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Marmaronetta angustirostris Marbled Teal 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aythya ferina Common Pochard 4000 1500 individuals 38 very unfavourable
Columba eversmanni Yellow-eyed Pigeon 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Otus brucei Pallid Scops-owl 2 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Scotocerca inquieta Streaked Scrub-warbler 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Rhodospiza obsoleta Desert Finch 5 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Emberiza bruniceps Red-headed Bunting 10 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes, Scrub -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing brackish & salt water, Water-fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saryyazy. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.