Mount Bazar-Duzu

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (2000)
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Area: 4,000 ha

Site description (2000 baseline)
The highest peak in Azerbaijan and part of the mountain lying in Dagestan (Russia). Habitats range from broadleaved woodland up to the zone of eternal snow.

Key biodiversity
This site supports a rich diversity of typical mountain birds, including at least four of the 10 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Eurasian high-montane biome, as well as raptors (Gypaetus barbatus, Gyps fulvus, Neophron percnopterus, Aquila chrysaetos) and such passerines as Phoenicurus erythrogaster. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Bazar-Duzu. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.