River Radika catchment

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2005 8-15 breeding pairs B2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2006 5-10 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2005 50-150 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2005 10-20 breeding pairs A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 2005 10-50 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 2005 10-30 breeding pairs A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Suvi Dol Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 447 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mavrovo Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 73,410 protected area contains site 0
Garska Reka Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 14 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Other -
Shrubland Heathland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Radika catchment. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.