Bukovské hills

Country/territory: Slovakia

IBA Criteria met: C1, C6 (2004)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 43,320 ha

Protection status:

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia

Site description
A mountainous area situated near to the Ukrainian and Polish borders, forming a biogeographical frontier between the Eastern and Western Carpathians. Forest communities of Fagus, Abies and, at higher altitudes, Acer predominate, interspersed with pasture and meadow. Mountain grasslands (poloninas) occur above the treeline and Alnus covers river and stream banks. Human activities include cereal- and potato-growing, cattle-grazing and management of the Starina water reservoir.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding species of forest, meadow grassland and upland pasture. Ciconia nigra, Alcedo atthis and Lanius excubitor also breed.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bukovské hills. Downloaded from on 18/09/2020.