River Radika catchment

Country/territory: North Macedonia

IBA criteria met: A3, B2 (2008)
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Area: 66,384 ha

Macedonian Ecological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
Cliffs, rocky gorges, mountains, woodland (deciduous and coniferous), and alpine pastures. Land-uses include cattle-grazing and forestry.

Key biodiversity
Other breeding species include Circaetus gallicus (1 pair), Aquila clanga/A. pomarina (1 pair), Hieraaetus pennatus (possibly 1-2 pairs), Falco biarmicus (1 pair), F. peregrinus (2-3 pairs), Bonasa bonasia, Caprimulgus europaeus, Alcedo atthis, Dryocopus martius, and possibly Dendrocopos leucotos, Dendrocopos medius and Picoides tridactylus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Radika catchment. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.