Site description (2000 baseline)
Low mountains of Karabakh ridge and Karabakh upland. More than half the site is covered by Juniperus forests, and there is mountain steppe in the north. The main land-use is sheep-grazing.
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca, Falco naumanni, Tetrao mlokosiewiczi. Ciconia ciconia and C. nigra, at least 14 raptor species and Alectoris chukar (very common) also breed. Milvus milvus is a very rare summer visitor and Gypaetus barbatus possibly breeds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lachin area. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/lachin-area-iba-azerbaijan on 04/12/2023.