IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii, B2, C1, C4, C6 (2005)
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Area: 13,180 ha
Rayanovci meadows, together with the former Dragomansko marsh, is in western Bulgaria. Vegetation is dominated by Carex, Poa and Alopecurus, and there are groups of Salix and Populus trees along drainage canals. Human activities include cattle-grazing and haymaking.
The site is important for breeding species such as Crex crex, Coturnix coturnix, Lullula arborea and Lanius collurio. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (rare, on passage).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rayanovtsi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/04/2023.