Western Alai, Kok-Suu river

Country/territory: Kyrgyzstan

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

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2006 not assessed low negligible
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Site description (2006 baseline)
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.

Data-sheet compiled in 2006 by B. C. Kumusaliev (researcher, BIP NAN PROVINCE), received by BirdLife Cambridge May 2008, translated by Tsovinar Hovhannisyan in summer 2010, entered into WBDB by Rory McCann in autumn 2010.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Western Alai, Kok-Suu river. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/western-alai-kok-suu-river-iba-kyrgyzstan on 30/09/2023.