Tupiznica and Beli Timok

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2019 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 2013-2019 30-50 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2017 8-12 breeding pairs B1b, C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 2013-2019 900-1,500 breeding pairs B2a, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2019).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Other -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tupiznica and Beli Timok. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.