Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of hills in the northern part of the Krupinská plateau. The majority of the IBA is covered by extensively managed grassland, mixed forest and scrub. The IBA has been used for many years as a military training area, and contains few human settlements.

Key biodiversity
The IBA supports a variety of birds that breed in grassland, scrub and forest habitats. Columba oenas, Caprimulgus europaeus, Jynx torquilla, Dendrocopos medius, Lullula arborea, Locustella fluviatilis, Ficedula albicollis and Phoenicurus phoenicurus also breed.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Restricted access to the military training zones has meant that areas of grassland are not being managed and are reverting to scrub.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lest. Downloaded from on 25/09/2020.