Western Ilmen area

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria, please click here

Area: 598,145 ha

Site description (baseline)
The IBA is located on the boundary of the Astrakhan region and the Kalmyk republic, in the southeastern portion of the East European Plain. The wetland extends west of the Volga and stretches south to the Caspian Sea coast, following the natural boundary between the lake system and semi-desert areas.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Western Ilmen area. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.