Vicinity of Korgalzhyn village

Country/territory: Kazakhstan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4iii (2007)
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Area: 10,280 ha

Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
Short-grass meadows near the small town Korgalzhyn situated 120 km south-west of Astana, near the Nura river. The natural surrounding landscape is Festuca-Arthemisia steppe. Within a radius of 3-4 km from the town, there are pastures with different intensities of grazing where several colonies of Sociable Lapwing exist.

Key biodiversity
Seven breeding colonies of Sociable Lapwing; plus wagtails, pipits, some larks. Other birds are typical of anthropogenic landscapes.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vicinity of Korgalzhyn village. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.