Albania


362 km
14810 km2
2

Summary/History
Albania has a coastline extending in the north west from the Buna River Delta to Cape Stilli in the South, and includes both the Adriatic and Ionian seas. There has been limited study of Albanian seabirds but key threats are though to include:
o Pollution, especially oil and chemicals from shipping
o Habitat loss from coastal and island development
o Overfishing of the prey base and bycatch, though these both are unquantified

National priorities
o Start research on the non-breeding distribution and foraging areas of seabirds via collaboration at a regional level
o Integrate seabird research into ongoing work on turtles and Monk Seal.




Albatrosses
0
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
2
Cormorants
2

Storm-petrels
0
Auks
0
Gulls and terns
14
Ducks, geese and swans
4


IUCN Red List Status

0
0
2 (109th)
8% (122nd)
0
0
2
0
26
0

The numbers in brackets refer to the country's rank when compared to other countries and territories globally.

Albania at a glance

Capital

Tirana

Area

28,748 km2

BirdLife Partner

None

Species

Total number of birds 299
Globally threatened birds 8
Country endemics 0

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 16
Total IBA area 143,879 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 0



Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2022) Country profile: Albania. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/albania. Checked: 2022-06-29