Denis Tepe

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1990-2006 50-70 individuals C1, C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1990-2006 20-30 breeding pairs C1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU passage 1990-2006 200-300 individuals C1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 1990-2006 2 breeding pairs C1, C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC breeding 1990-2006 200-300 breeding pairs C6
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla LC breeding 1990-2006 100-150 breeding pairs C6
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka LC breeding 1990-2006 16-20 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1990-2006 1,200 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Deniz Tepe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,897 protected area overlaps with site 1,889
Deniz Tepe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 414 protected area contained by site 425
Dealul Deniz Tepe Nature reserve 303 protected area contained by site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Denis Tepe. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.