The site was identified as important in 2009 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|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||EN||-||2009||present||A1|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||VU||-||2009||present||A1|
|White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis||VU||breeding||2009||present||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Ulaagchini khar nuur||National Conservation Parks||259,403||protected area contains site||0|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ulaagchinii Khar Lake. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ulaagchinii-khar-lake-iba-mongolia on 05/12/2023.