YU037
Biogradska woods


Country/territory: Montenegro

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 20,000 ha

Centre for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro - CZIP

Site description
A largely mountainous area in the Bjelasica mountains, including several small lakes and large old-growth forests. The largest lake is Biogradsko jezero. The nearest settlements are Mojkovac and Kolasin, where there is a skiing centre.

Key biodiversity
The B2 criterion has been assigned at the site level as the following species of European conservation concern are present, but in unknown breeding numbers: Circaetus gallicus, Aquila chrysaetos, Falco tinnunculus, Falco subbuteo, Falco peregrinus, Alectoris graeca, Perdix perdix, Coturnix coturnix, Bubo bubo, Otus scops, Caprimulgus europaeus, Picus canus, Picus viridis, Lullula arborea, Alauda arvensis, Turdus torquatus, Saxicola rubetra, Monticola saxatilis, Lanius collurio, Certhia brachydactyla, Parus lugubris, Emberiza cirlus and Emberiza cia. The B3 criterion has also been assigned at the site level as the following species of European conservation concern are present, but in unknown breeding numbers: Columba palumbus, Strix aluco, Dendrocopos syriacus, Prunella modularis, Erithacus rubecula, Luscinia megarhynchos, Turdus philomelos, Sylvia communis, Regulus regulus, Parus cristatus, Carduelis cannabina and Emberiza citrinella.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Biogradska woods. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2021.