IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 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
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 2000-2008 min 3 individuals B1i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2000-2008 20-30 breeding pairs A1
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2000-2008 12-16 breeding pairs B2
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2000-2008 4-7 breeding pairs B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 2005-2008 90-95 breeding pairs B1iii
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2003-2008 4-5 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis LC resident 2000-2008 60-90 breeding pairs B2
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 2000-2008 20-30 breeding pairs B2
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 2000-2008 10-15 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Uvac Rezervat prirode 7,543 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ravniste Special Nature Reserve 138 protected area contained by site 138
Prirodni prostor oko manastira Mileseva Area of Cultural and Historical Importance 290 protected area contained by site 0
Park suma Ivlje Predeli izuzetnih odlika 65 protected area contained by site 0
Manastir Mileseva Other 289 protected area contained by site 289
Klisura Reke Uvac Special Nature Reserve 1,200 protected area contained by site 7,543
Klisura reke Milesevke Regional Nature Park 456 protected area contained by site 456
Klisura reke Milesevke Rezervat prirode 1,244 protected area contained by site 0
Ivlje Regional Nature Park 65 protected area contained by site 65


Habitat (IUCN level 1) 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, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Ruderal land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uvac-Milesevka. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.