Torna-Shoina watershed

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 21,060 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
The area is located about 420 km southeast of Arkhangelsk, on the eastern coast of the Kanin Peninsula, and covers the watersheds of the Torna and Shoina rivers, with the Shoina river forming the southern boundary of the site.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for migrating waders in spring and autumn. Autumn migration is poorly studied. Many flocks congregate in different parts of the site and total 1000 moulting birds (Bucephala clangula, Aythya marila, Melanita nigra, Melanita fusca).

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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Torna-Shoina watershed. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.