IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 2008-2013 150-200 breeding pairs B1a, C6
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC resident 2016-2017 200-300 breeding pairs C6
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC resident 2014 40-70 breeding pairs C6
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC resident 2010-2019 15-25 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1996 2-3 breeding pairs C6
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1998 100-130 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2008-2013 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 2008-2013 30-50 breeding pairs B1b
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 2019 150-250 breeding pairs A3
Montifringilla nivalis NR resident 2008-2013 15-20 breeding pairs A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Maja Rops, Koznjar, Gubavac, Prilepske planine, Rugovska klisura Special Nature Reserve 10,000 protected area contained by site 10,000
Kaljavica Nature Reserve 15 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Dry siliceous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prokletije. Downloaded from on 28/11/2020.