Straldzha Complex

Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA criteria met: A1, B1i, C1, C3, C6 (2005)
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Area: 2,872 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (2000 baseline)
A reservoir which replaced the former Straldza marsh, surrounded by meadows and arable land. It does not freeze in winter. Typha is predominant along the banks. Wet meadows are dominated by Carex, Poa and Lolium. There are lines of Populus and Robinia trees. Land-uses include hunting, fish-farming and haymaking.

Key biodiversity
Important for waterbirds in winter, especially Anser albifrons, the globally threatened Branta ruficollis, and Phalacrocorax carbo.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Straldzha Complex. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.