Utlyuk lyman

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC passage 1992 11,000-16,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1992 200-3,000 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1992 19,000-22,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1992 2,000-3,000 individuals B1i
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC passage 1992 6,000-7,000 individuals A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1992 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Kosa Fedotova State Zakaznik 1,910 protected area overlaps with site 0
Azovo-Sivashskoye Regional Zakaznik 57,430 protected area overlaps with site 0
Azovo-Sivashskiy National Park 52,154 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
unknown -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Utlyuk lyman. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.