Sondugski Reserve and its outskirts

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1995 100 individuals A1
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1995 100 breeding pairs A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 1995 2 breeding pairs A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sondugskiy Zakaznik 10,219 protected area overlaps with site 10,219


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sondugski Reserve and its outskirts. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.