Harsovska Reka

Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2005)
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Area: 35,429 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (baseline)
An arid river valley with rocky massifs, covered by broadleaved forestand dry grassland on the ridges of the hills. Forests are dominated by Quercus, Carpinus and Acer.

Key biodiversity
The area is one of the most important breeding sites for Tadorna ferruginea and Buteo rufinus in the country. Gyps fulvus and Aquila chrysaetos used to breed in the area many years ago. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Neophron percnopterus (1 pair), Circaetus gallicus (1 pair), Aquila pomarina (1 pair), Hieraaetus pennatus (1 pair), Bubo bubo (3 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Harsovska Reka. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.