Shar Planina Mountain

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1998 5-10 breeding pairs B2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2003 3 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC breeding 2005 100-200 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC breeding 2007 10-20 breeding pairs A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 2004 30-50 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 2004 10-30 breeding pairs A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Popova Shapka Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 5 protected area contained by site 0
Mavrovo Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 73,410 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Other -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shar Planina Mountain. Downloaded from on 27/06/2022.