IBA criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 1,520 ha
Site description (baseline)
A reserve in three sections: the basin of the Kyrkbulak stream; Mount Pirgulu; wooded spurs east of Chagan. Habitats include open areas, ancient pasture, hay-meadows, cliffs, scree, open water, and Carpinus, Fagus, and Quercus forest.
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (status uncertain), Aquila heliaca (status uncertain). Breeding birds include: Pernis apivorus, Neophron percnopterus, Gyps fulvus (recorded in breeding season), Buteo buteo, Hieraaetus pennatus, Alectoris chukar and woodpeckers.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pirgulu (Pirkuli). Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/145 on 10/06/2023.