The site was identified as important in 2001 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|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||VU||winter||2001||5-7 individuals||A1|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||VU||breeding||2001||2 breeding pairs||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||-|
|Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)||Inland cliffs||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Babuna gorge, Topolka gorge, and Crn Kamen. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/babuna-gorge-topolka-gorge-and-crn-kamen-iba-north-macedonia on 04/10/2023.