Shalkaro-Zhetykol'ski lake system

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2000)
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Area: 151,190 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
A large system lakes in the steppe zone of eastern Orenburg region, near the border with Kazakhstan.

Key biodiversity
The area is very important for migrating ducks and geese, but more research on spring and autumn migration is needed.

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: Shalkaro-Zhetykol'ski lake system. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.