Harsovska Reka

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 1994 3 breeding pairs B2, C6
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 2004 9 breeding pairs B2, C6
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 2005 2-6 breeding pairs B2, C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 2004 1-3 breeding pairs C6
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC resident 2004 9 breeding pairs B2, C6
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra LC breeding 1998 1,925-2,375 breeding pairs B3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tervel State Game Husbandries 57,910 protected area overlaps with site 0
Malak Kanagiol Zashtitena Mestnost 370 protected area overlaps with site 0
Karakuz State Game Husbandries 82,230 protected area overlaps with site 0
Harsovska reka Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 35,429 is identical to site 35,429
Harsovska reka Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 36,757 protected area overlaps with site 25,265


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Coastline Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Harsovska Reka. Downloaded from on 16/01/2021.