SK015
Chočské hills


Country/territory: Slovakia

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2004)
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Area: 20,435 ha

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia

Site summary
Chočské vrchy is a mountainous landscape of limestone rock walls and various karst formations. Spruce, fir-beech forests, and temporary forest habitats are dominant Deforested borders consist of sub-mountain meadows, pastures, and fields. The area is used mainly for forestry, tourism, recreation (including hunting). Pasture and haymaking is less common. Various scales of habitats, inaccessibility and well-pre­served ecosystems provide suitable conditions for many bird species of rocky and forest habitats. Typical are birds of prey, owls and forest birds. Intensive forestry and deforestation are the most serious threats to birds. The site is not proposed as an SPA.

Acknowledgements
Spoluautori: Peter Vrlík.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chočské hills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2021.