Sara mountain

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 1996-2008 200-300 breeding pairs B2
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1996-1998 30-60 breeding pairs B2
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1996-1998 20-30 breeding pairs A1
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1996-2008 10-15 breeding pairs B2
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1996-2006 3-5 breeding pairs B2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1996-2006 5-7 breeding pairs B2
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus LC resident 1996-2006 40-60 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1996-2006 120-170 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1996-2006 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1996-1998 50-70 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 1996-1998 15-25 breeding pairs A3

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sar planina National Park 39,000 protected area contained by site 39,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Ruderal land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sara mountain. Downloaded from on 24/09/2020.