Meshtitsa 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 1996 23 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)
Meshtitsa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,416 is identical to site 3,416

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Meshtitsa Meadows. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.