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
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1990 3-8 breeding pairs B2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1997 15-18 breeding pairs A1, B2

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)
Vodlozersky UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 862,360 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vodlozersky National Park 468,915 protected area overlaps with site 180,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Vodlozero. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.