BG066
Western Strandzha


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
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1996 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Little Owl Athene noctua LC resident 1996 30-56 breeding pairs B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU resident 1996 4 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC resident 1996 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1996 1-3 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1996 290 breeding pairs C6
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus LC resident 1996 100-200 breeding pairs B3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 1996 1-2 breeding pairs B2, C6
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 1996 10-13 breeding pairs B2
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC resident 1996 100-300 breeding pairs C6
Crested Lark Galerida cristata LC resident 1996 1,000-2,000 breeding pairs B2
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding 1996 40-48 breeding pairs C6

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zapadna Strandzha Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 53,821 is identical to site 53,817
Yazovir Malko Sharkovo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,328 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sredetska reka Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 708 protected area overlaps with site 111
Nevestin grad Zashtitena Mestnost 60 protected area contained by site 0
Fakiyska reka Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,105 protected area overlaps with site 378
Dolmenite -Vlahov dol Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 2 protected area contained by site 0
Dolmen pasha dere Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 1 protected area contained by site 0
Derventski vazvishenia 2 Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 55,036 protected area overlaps with site 40,657
Derventski vazvishenia 1 Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 38,696 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Belia kamak Zashtitena Mestnost 451 protected area overlaps with site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western Strandzha. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/07/2020.