River Bregalnica

Year of compilation: 2000

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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is possibly illegal poisoning of wildlife (`Other' threat).

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Bregalnica. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.