Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA criteria met: A1, A4iii, B2, C1, C4, C6 (2005)
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Area: 13,180 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (baseline)
Rayanovci meadows, together with the former Dragomansko marsh, is in western Bulgaria. Vegetation is dominated by Carex, Poa and Alopecurus, and there are groups of Salix and Populus trees along drainage canals. Human activities include cattle-grazing and haymaking.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding species such as Crex crex, Coturnix coturnix, Lullula arborea and Lanius collurio. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (rare, on passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rayanovtsi. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.