De Lezha

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2014 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
See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis LC resident 2009-2010 40 breeding pairs A3
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2009-2010 4-8 breeding pairs A1
Menetries's Warbler Curruca mystacea LC breeding 2009-2010 80 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota LC resident 2009-2010 300 breeding pairs A3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC breeding 2010 5 breeding pairs A3
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii LC resident 2009-2010 90 breeding pairs A3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC breeding 2010-2012 3 breeding pairs A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 not assessed very high negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: De Lezha. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.