Country/territory: Serbia

IBA criteria met: B1b, C6 (2019)
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Area: 14,503 ha

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Site description (2000 baseline)
An extensive valley surrounded by the mountains of Kozjak, Rujen and Vlasinske in south-east Serbia, on the borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria. The diverse vegetation reflects sub-Mediterranean influences. Degraded oak Quercus forest occurs with open, dry grassland and areas of scrub. Human activities include cattle-rearing and some agriculture, as well as tourism at a low level.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for a number of species associated with open, heterogeneous landscapes.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pcinja. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.