|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2015||high||very unfavourable||not assessed|
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Shagyrkol lake is located in the central part of the Sypsynagashsky hollow, in 10 km to the southwest from the Svobodnoe village, where there is an earth road to the lake. Mamyrkol lake is located in 9 km to the northwest from village Svobodnoe and in 20 km to the southwest from village Druzhba. Both lakes are located on the territory of the Kamystinsky district of Kostanaysky region
Lakes are used as a place of a stop for migrating waterbirds, with the total single number up to 50 000 individuals. Red-breasted Goose, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Whooper Swan, Common Crane and Steppe Eagle refer to the most important globally threatened migrants species including in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. Many of species – Greylag Geese (more than 1 % of population) and Greater White-fronted Geese Long (more than 1 % of population) stop on the lake. A Grey crane stops here regularly.Thus, lakes of Shagyrkol and Mamyrkol are key places of stops of migrating anseriformes birds, including globally threatened species.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shagyrkol and Mamyrkol lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.