Lunca wood

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A Quercus-Fraxinus woodland in an agricultural landscape, approximately 1 km north of the village of Misca. Wet meadows are present along the River Teuz.

Key biodiversity
The site holds an important breeding colony of Nycticorax nycticorax, Egretta garzetta and Ardea cinerea, which covers c.4 ha.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No serious threats are known at the site. Local people are allowed to cut wood from dead trees for their own purposes but there is no commercial forestry. A management plan exists for the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International NoneProtected by the local forestry authority (functional category no.1).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lunca wood. Downloaded from on 29/11/2022.