Dolni Bogrov-Kazichene

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Meadows and marshes, drained by canals, in the Sofia region. The vegetation is dominated by meadows of Festuca, Poa and Lolium, stands of Phragmites and Typha, and Salix thickets. Human activities include cattle-grazing and haymaking.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding Crex crex. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (one breeding pair), Falco naumanni (rare, on passage), Acrocephalus paludicola (rare, on passage).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Hunting is a threat, and conversion of the site to arable land is a possible threat. An investigation of the flora and fauna of the meadows by BSPB is ongoing.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dolni Bogrov-Kazichene. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.