IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 1997 143-460 individuals B1i, C3
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1998 15 breeding pairs C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1998 1,200 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1996 3 breeding pairs B3
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1996 9 breeding pairs 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yatata Zashtitena Mestnost 154 is identical to site 0
Yatata Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 144 is identical to site 144
Yatata National Monument 154 protected area contains site 144
Varnensko-Beloslavsko ezero Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,687 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yatata. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.