Babuna gorge, Topolka gorge, and Crn Kamen

Country/territory: North Macedonia

IBA criteria met: A1 (2001)
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Area: 2,500 ha

Macedonian Ecological Society

Site description (baseline)
The gorges of the Topolka, Vardar and Babuna rivers with cliffs, riverine vegetation, and scrub-covered hillsides. Land-uses include hunting and cattle-grazing.

Key biodiversity
Other breeding species include Ciconia nigra (1 pair), Neophron percnopterus (2-3 pairs), Circaetus gallicus (1 pair), Buteo rufinus (2 pairs), Aquila chrysaetos (1 pair), Falco naumanni (a few pairs), F. biarmicus (1 pair), F. peregrinus (1 pair), Alectoris graeca, Bubo bubo (1-2 pairs), Caprimulgus europaeus, Alcedo atthis and Coracias garrulus. Gypaetus barbatus and Gyps fulvus also occur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Babuna gorge, Topolka gorge, and Crn Kamen. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.