Tara mountain

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hazel Grouse Tetrastes bonasia LC resident 2012-2019 150-250 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC resident 2018 8-12 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 2016 5-8 breeding pairs C6
Ural Owl Strix uralensis LC resident 2011-2019 70-90 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2017-2019 5-6 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 2019 50-80 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 2016-2019 60-100 breeding pairs C6
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC resident 2014-2019 7-11 breeding pairs C6

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)
Zlatibor Nature Park 41,923 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sargan - Mokra Gora Park prirode 10,814 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nacionalni park Tara Nacionalni park 24,992 protected area overlaps with site 19,175
Carska bara Rezervat prirode 4,726 protected area contained by site 10,814


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Raised bogs -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

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