Wetlands of Karasuk town

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 2006-2010 5-10 breeding pairs A1
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 2006-2010 20-203 individuals A1, A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 2008 300-1,200 individuals A4i
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR breeding 1997 2 breeding pairs A1
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR non-breeding 1992 15 individuals A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2006-2009 30,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Name Unknown, site No. 91 (Novosibirsk) Not reported 1,188 protected area contained by site 0
Name Unknown, site No. 34 (Novosibirsk) Not reported 397 protected area contained by site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires & springs, Standing brackish & salt water, Standing fresh water -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban & industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards & groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
nature conservation and research -
unknown -

Land ownership
state 70%, private 10%, other 20%

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wetlands of Karasuk town. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.