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Burgasko Lake


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 2000 958 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 1997 19-43 individuals A1, C1
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1997 20-174 individuals B1i, C2
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 1997 7-1,975 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2001 12,127 individuals B1i, C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1996 355-25,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1997 250-15,807 individuals B1i, C3
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1998 30 breeding pairs B2, C6
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1998 132 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 1998 2,074 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1999 5,100 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC passage 1996 9-92 individuals A1, C1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 2000 6,122 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis LC winter 1998 1,500 individuals B1i, C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter - 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii, C4

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vaya Lake Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,900 protected area contained by site 2,900
Vaya Zashtitena Mestnost 379 protected area contained by site 0
Vaya Protected Landscape 397 protected area contained by site 397
Burgasko ezero Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,067 is identical to site 3,092
Burgasko ezero Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,067 is identical to site 0
Atanasovo Lake Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,404 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Burgasko Lake. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/burgasko-lake-iba-bulgaria on 28/02/2024.