Chengene Skele

Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2005)
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Area: 191 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (2000 baseline)
The mouth of a small river in a small bay on the Black Sea coast. There is a sand beach and a mudflat, a large area of reedbeds of Phragmites, Typha and Schoenoplectus, and secondary broadleaved woodland on the nearby slopes.

Key biodiversity
The site is of global importance for Numenius tenuirostris on passage and in winter, and is one of the most important sites in the country for breeding Phalacrocorax pygmeus and Plegadis falcinellus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (common on passage). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Ixobrychus minutus (2-3 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Chengene Skele. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.