Obnova Fish-ponds

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1996 35-45 breeding pairs B2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1996 120-130 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1996 10-30 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1996 20-25 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC resident 1997 10-12 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Obnova - Karaman dol Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,751 protected area overlaps with site 4,899
Obnova Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,422 is identical to site 5,422
Eliata Zashtitena Mestnost 30 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Obnova Fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.