Western Alai, Kok-Suu river


Country/territory: Kyrgyzstan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2010)
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Area: 10,000 ha

Protection status:

Kyrgyz Wildlife Society
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 low not assessed negligible
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Site description
Administratively situated 8 km south-west of Darsut-Korgon village, where Kok-Suu and Kizil-Suu rivers merge. Floodplain of Kizil-Suu river bed is shrubs and bushes, as well as small-leaved shrub willow. Terrain is clay-stony semi-desert, in some places with rock outcrops. The length of Kizil-Suu river is 50-150 m with gravel.

Key biodiversity
Site hosts more than 150 bird species. Species are seen during the fall migration include Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Teal (Anas crecca), Garganey (Anas querquedula) and Shoveler (Anas clypeata). Lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni), Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) and Sand martin (Riparia riparia)breed here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western Alai, Kok-Suu river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2019.