BG080
Vitosha Mountain


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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1996 20-95 breeding pairs A1, C1
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 1996 9-38 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops LC breeding 1996 44-106 breeding pairs B2
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus LC resident 1996 255 breeding pairs B3

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)
Vitoshko-Studena State Game Husbandries 46,880 protected area contains site 0
Vitosha Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 27,102 is identical to site 27,111
Vitosha Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 27,102 is identical to site 0
Vitosha Priroden Park 27,079 is identical to site 0
Verila Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,443 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Torfeno Branishte Rezervat 785 protected area contained by site 0
Réserve Bistrichko Branichté UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,062 protected area overlaps with site 0
Reka Palakaria Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,007 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Palakaria Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,799 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duhlata Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 48 protected area contained by site 0
Bistrishko branishte Rezervat 1,062 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vitosha Mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2022.