Ulukhkol' lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 2004 present A1
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 2004 present A4i
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU breeding 2004 present A1
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU breeding 2004 present A1
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2004 present A1
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ozero Ulukh-Kol' Zakaznik 700 protected area contained by site 700


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Saline lakes -
Grassland Steppe -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulukhkol' lake. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.