BG056
Pirin


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 1996 70-330 breeding pairs B2
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC resident 1996 86-615 breeding pairs C6
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC resident 1996 57-65 males C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC resident 1998 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 1996 32-55 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1996 4 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1996 34-56 breeding pairs B2, C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 1996 56-84 breeding pairs C6
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC resident 1996 6-26 breeding pairs C6
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos LC resident 1996 97-280 breeding pairs C6
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus LC resident 1996 64-100 breeding pairs B2
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1996 5-6 breeding pairs C6
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1996 48-200 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1996 58-68 breeding pairs A3
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos LC breeding 1996 1,820-5,510 breeding pairs B3
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus LC resident 1996 930-2,860 breeding pairs B3
European Robin Erithacus rubecula LC resident 1996 5,740-27,860 breeding pairs B3
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 1996 23-53 breeding pairs B2
Goldcrest Regulus regulus LC resident 1996 640-5,990 breeding pairs B3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 1996 154-390 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)
Yulen Rezervat 3,156 protected area contained by site 0
Vodopad Popina laka Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 0 protected area contained by site 0
Sreden Pirin - Alibotush Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 68,934 protected area overlaps with site 20,033
Sharaliiska peshtera Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 10 protected area contained by site 0
Réserve Doupki-Djindjiritza UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2,873 protected area overlaps with site 0
Reka Mesta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,402 protected area overlaps with site 3,208
Pirin National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 39,278 protected area contained by site 40,067
Pirin bufer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 31,802 protected area contained by site 0
Pirin Nacionalen Park 40,356 protected area contained by site 40,332
Pirin Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 40,382 protected area contained by site 0
Pirin Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 40,382 protected area contained by site 40,356
Oreliak Rezervat 757 protected area contained by site 0
Lazhnitsa Zashtitena Mestnost 487 protected area contained by site 0
Krushe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 292 protected area overlaps with site 292
Krushe Zashtitena Mestnost 1 protected area contained by site 0
Kresna - Ilindentsi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 48,596 protected area overlaps with site 8,278
Kioshkata Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 5 protected area overlaps with site 0
Baiuvi dupki-Dzhindzhiritsa Rezervat 2,873 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pirin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/01/2022.