River Bregalnica

Country/territory: North Macedonia

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2001)
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Area: 10,000 ha

Macedonian Ecological Society

Site description
A river valley with damp woodland, steppe habitat, bare eroded land, bushes and trees. There is a small area of cultivation and cattle-grazing in winter. The area is used for hunting.

Key biodiversity
Other breeding species include Milvus migrans (1-2 pairs), Neophron percnopterus (2-3 pairs), Circaetus gallicus (1-2 pairs), Circus pygargus, Aquila heliaca (2-3 pairs), A. chrysaetos (1 pair), Falco peregrinus (1 pair), Caprimulgus europaeus, Alcedo atthis and Coracias garrulus; Buteo rufinus, Falco cherrug and Tetrax tetrax possibly breed. Gyps fulvus (18 birds) also occurs.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Bregalnica. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.