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

Protection status:

Site description
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shalkaro-Zhetykol'ski lake system. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.