IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 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
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius LC breeding 1995 40-60 individuals A3, B2
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT breeding 1995 60-100 individuals A1, A2, A3, B2
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1995 20-30 males A1, B2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1995 3-4 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1995 3-5 breeding pairs B2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1995 2-3 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Dilijan National Park 33,765 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Meri Tamamyan 2006
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Forest -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Haghartsin. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.