Gekchai Bozdag mountains

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA criteria met: A1, B2 (2000)
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Area: 5,000 ha

Site description (2000 baseline)
Low mountains with Juniperus forests extending between the Turianchai and Gekchai rivers; there are also cliffs, ravines, etc. This site is situated close to IBA 010 (Turianchai).

Key biodiversity
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Neophron percnopterus (5+ pairs). Other notable breeding birds: Circaetus gallicus, Buteo rufinus, Aquila pomarina and Bubo bubo.

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gekchai Bozdag mountains. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.