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Location Azerbaijan, Garadag
Central coordinates 49o 45.00' East  40o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 500 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (Partner Designate)

Site description In the 1920s, Puta Bay of the Caspian Sea was dyked and partly land-claimed. The remaining water-body was known thereafter as Red Lake or Kizilgel.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  1996-2005  20-775 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Endangered 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
info avialable at AOS 2004


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  90%
Desert Semidesert  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 60%
fisheries/aquaculture 70%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
tourism/recreation 40%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Red Lake. Downloaded from on 30/10/2014

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