Snake hills

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 1997-1999 4-6 breeding pairs A1
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 1999 3-5 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sloi belogrodni Nature Monument 60 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mihajlovskiy Zakaznik 9,300 protected area overlaps with site 6,400


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
military -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Snake hills. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.