Provadiysko-Royaksko plateau

Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA criteria met: A4iv, B1iv, B2, B3, C5, C6 (2005)
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Area: 84,030 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (2000 baseline)
A low, hilly area between two river valleys, with some rocky massifs. Land cover is dominated by broadleaved forests of Quercus, Carpinus and Fraxinus, cultivated land, and pastures overgrown with bushes.

Key biodiversity
This is one of the most important breeding areas in the country for several raptors (Neophron percnopterus, Circaetus gallicus, Buteo rufinus, Aquila chrysaetos, Bubo bubo), as well as for Dendrocopos medius and Lanius minor. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Aquila pomarina (1-2 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Provadiysko-Royaksko plateau. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.