Island near Gorni Tzibar

Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3 (2005)
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Area: 218 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
A newly formed island on kilometre 715 of the River Danube. The island is sandy, encloses a small lake, and is covered by forest of Salix and Populus in the central part. Human activities include firewood-collection during the summer (`Other' land-use, below) and recreation, as well as boat-traffic in surrounding waters.

Key biodiversity
The island is an important resting place for Pelecanus crispus (which uses sandy areas) and Phalacrocorax carbo during the breeding season and migration. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (min. 15 in winter), Aythya nyroca (min. 3 on passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Island near Gorni Tzibar. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.