Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Conversion of the meadows to arable land is a possible threat. The site is proposed as a Protected Landscape. Investigation of the flora and fauna of the meadows by BSPB is ongoing.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rayanovtsi. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.