Tundyt mountain

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2006 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
Hazel Grouse Tetrastes bonasia LC breeding 2002 present A3
Ural Owl Strix uralensis LC breeding 2002 3-10 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2002 1-20 individuals A1
Siberian Tit Poecile cinctus LC breeding 2002 present A3
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus LC breeding 2002 present A3
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator LC breeding 2002 present A3
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica VU breeding 2002 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2006).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Golden Mountains of Altai World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,611,457 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Altaisky Zapovednik 881,238 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous, Wooded steppe -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine & boreal, Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Standing fresh water, Raised bogs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tundyt mountain. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.