Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2005)
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Area: 31,380 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (baseline)
Meadows dominated by Festuca, Agrostis and Cynosurus grasses in western Bulgaria, and surrounded by broadleaved deciduous forests of Fagus and Carpinus, rocky cliffs and arable land. Human activities include grazing and haymaking in the meadows, forestry and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding Crex crex. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Buteo rufinus (2 pairs), Bubo bubo (1 pair).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ponor. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.