Ilisu area

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA criteria met: A1 (2000)
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Area: 9,345 ha

Site description (baseline)
The site is situated on the southern slopes of the Great Caucasus. Forests are the dominant vegetation, mostly broadleaved, especially Fagus and (above 1,800 m) Betula. All land-uses are prohibited.

Key biodiversity
Over 90 species breed at this IBA, including at least 11 raptors (Gypaetus barbatus: status uncertain, probably visits the area for foraging) and several woodpeckers; Dryocopus martius being rare and Dendrocopos medius common. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (2-3 pairs).

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