Pyasachnik Reservoir

Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2005)
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Area: 3,179 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
A freshwater reservoir in south-eastern Bulgaria, surrounded by low hills with forests of Quercus and forestry plantations of Pinus. Land-uses include hunting, fishing and irrigation.

Key biodiversity
Anser albifrons winters in important numbers, and the site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (max. 21 in winter), Anser erythropus (max. 3 on passage), Branta ruficollis (max. 12 in winter), Aythya nyroca (max. 10 on passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pyasachnik Reservoir. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.