IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius LC breeding 1995 40-50 individuals A3, B2
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC breeding 1995 6-10 individuals B2
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT breeding 1995 10-15 individuals A2, A3, B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 1995 8-10 breeding pairs B2
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT breeding 1995 2 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1995 2-3 breeding pairs A1
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1995 1-2 breeding pairs B2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1995 1-2 breeding pairs B2
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 1995 2-3 breeding pairs B2
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1995 10-15 breeding pairs B2
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1995 2-3 breeding pairs B2
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris LC breeding 1995 200-300 breeding pairs B3
Eastern Orphean Warbler Curruca crassirostris LC breeding 1995 80-100 breeding pairs B2
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC breeding 1995 700-1,200 individuals B2
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC breeding 1995 20-30 individuals A3
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC breeding 1995 500-800 breeding pairs B2
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1995 2,000-3,000 individuals B2

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Shikahogh State Reserve 12,137 protected area overlaps with site 0
Boghaqar Sanctuary 2,728 protected area contained by site 2,728
Arevik National Park 34,402 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Desert -
Forest -
Grassland -
Shrubland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
military -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Meghri. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.