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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1998 9-16 breeding pairs B2, C6
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1996 18 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1998 1-3 breeding pairs C6
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding 1996 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC breeding 1996 55-160 breeding pairs A3
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC resident 1996 1-5 breeding pairs A3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 1996 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1996 3-10 breeding pairs A3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rodopi - Iztochni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 217,447 protected area contains site 3,550
Patronka Zashtitena Mestnost 180 protected area contained by site 180
Momina Skala Protected Landscape 19 protected area contained by site 19
Madzharovo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,550 is identical to site 3,550
Kovan Kaya National Monument 79 protected area contained by site 79
Giurgena Zashtitena Mestnost 72 protected area contained by site 0
Dnevni grablivi ptitzi Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 79 protected area contained by site 0
Chernata skala Zashtitena Mestnost 894 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Madzharovo. Downloaded from on 30/03/2023.