Pozharevo Island

Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2005)
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Area: 976 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (2000 baseline)
An island located between kilometres 424-423 in the River Danube, covered by seasonally flooded forest of Salix and Populus. There are sandbars near the banks. Human activities include hunting during the winter.

Key biodiversity
The island is important for its breeding colonies of Phalacrocorax pygmeus, Nycticorax nycticorax and Ardeola ralloides, and for the large numbers of some wintering waterbirds, notably of the globally threatened Pelecanus crispus and Branta ruficollis. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Platalea leucorodia (1-2 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pozharevo Island. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.