Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC winter 2003-2006 535-5,477 individuals A4i
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU breeding 2003-2006 10-13 breeding pairs A1, A3
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius LC breeding 2003-2006 13-15 breeding pairs A3
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 2003-2006 5,259-24,640 individuals A4i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2003-2006 1,200-1,300 individuals A4i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 2003-2006 176-630 individuals A4i
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei LC breeding 2003-2006 3-4 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus LC resident 2003-2006 20-25 breeding pairs A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 2003-2006 2-3 individuals A1
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis LC resident 2003-2006 common A3
Great Tit Parus major LC resident 2003-2006 15-20 breeding pairs A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC breeding 2003-2006 10-12 breeding pairs A3
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 2003-2006 22-25 breeding pairs A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC resident 2003-2006 10-12 breeding pairs A3
Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana LC breeding 2003-2006 6-7 breeding pairs A3
Saxaul Sparrow Passer ammodendri LC resident 2003-2006 5-7 breeding pairs A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC resident 2003-2006 common A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2003 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 high not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Тигровая балка Заповедник 49,786 protected area overlaps with site 49,786
Lower part of Pyandj River Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 0 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
Grassland -
Desert -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 13/06/2021.