Apriltsi Meadows

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2005 38 breeding pairs A1, C1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Zlievtsi Zashtitena Mestnost 3 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vidima Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,823 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rusalka State Game Husbandries 23,810 protected area contains site 0
Apriltsi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,935 is identical to site 1,943

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Apriltsi Meadows. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.