BG043
Emine


Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iv, B1iv, B2, B3, C1, C5, C6 (2005)
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Area: 68,811 ha

Protection status:

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
A coastal headland formed where the easternmost point of the Stara Planina mountains meets the Black Sea. The coast is rocky, with vertical cliffs, dry grassland, Paliurus scrub, and sparse stands of secondary Quercus forest.

Key biodiversity
The headland is a major migratory bottleneck site, where huge numbers of soaring waterbirds and raptors pass overhead in autumn, especially Ciconia ciconia (92,272-172,928 per season during 1990-1996). It is also one of the most important breeding areas for Hippolais olivetorum in the country.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Emine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.