Country/territory: Slovakia

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2000)
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Area: 4,320 ha

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia

Site description
A relatively small area of hills that form part of the larger Kysucké range, situated in the buffer zone of the Nová Bystrica reservoir. The forests consist of Picea, Fagus and Abies, and are interspersed with mesophile and boreal meadows.

Key biodiversity
The IBA holds one of the highest breeding densities of Crex crex in Slovakia.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Riečnica. Downloaded from on 04/08/2021.