Special Ornithological Reserves on Cres island

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding - 2-4 breeding pairs B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident - 25 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Cres Special Reserve 1,450 protected area contained by site 1,450


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Special Ornithological Reserves on Cres island. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.