Mount Velebit

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

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 2010 700-1,200 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC resident 2010 700-1,100 breeding pairs C6
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC resident 2010 40-60 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC resident 2010 50-80 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 2010 100-150 breeding pairs C2, C6
Ural Owl Strix uralensis LC resident 2010 100-150 breeding pairs C2, C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2010 80-120 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 2010 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2010 12-16 breeding pairs B2, C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2010 3 breeding pairs B2, C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 2010 80-160 breeding pairs C6
Picoides tridactylus NR resident 2010 150-250 breeding pairs C6
Dendrocopos leucotos NR resident 2010 300-450 breeding pairs C2, C6
Falco peregrinus NR resident 2010 8-10 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 2010 15,000-20,000 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 2010 800-1,200 breeding pairs C6
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria LC breeding 2010 100-200 breeding pairs B3, C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 2010 3,000-4,000 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 2010 1,500-2,500 breeding pairs C2, C6

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)
Paklenica Barcelona Convention 3,617 protected area contained by site 3,617
Paklenica National Park 9,508 protected area contained by site 10,200


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Velebit. Downloaded from on 16/06/2019.