An isolated area of forest in a steppe zone, dominated by Quercus. The forest contains many small clearings with wetlands and patches of grassland.
This is an important site for breeding forest species and migrating passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (4-8 passage birds).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hagieni forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2020.