River Radika catchment

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Cliffs, rocky gorges, mountains, woodland (deciduous and coniferous), and alpine pastures. Land-uses include cattle-grazing and forestry.

Key biodiversity
Other breeding species include Circaetus gallicus (1 pair), Aquila clanga/A. pomarina (1 pair), Hieraaetus pennatus (possibly 1-2 pairs), Falco biarmicus (1 pair), F. peregrinus (2-3 pairs), Bonasa bonasia, Caprimulgus europaeus, Alcedo atthis, Dryocopus martius, and possibly Dendrocopos leucotos, Dendrocopos medius and Picoides tridactylus.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Some illegal hunting and trapping of wildlife takes place.

Protected areas
National Partial International NoneIBA covered by National Park (Mavrovo).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Radika catchment. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.