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).
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.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from illegal tree-felling, and grazing.
National None International None
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gekchai Bozdag mountains. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.