River Topolka-river Babuna-river Bregalnica

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
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT breeding 2007 30-50 breeding pairs A3
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2006 5-20 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2007 4-10 breeding pairs B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 2007 5-7 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2007 4-5 breeding pairs A1, B2
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2009 4-7 breeding pairs B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU resident 2007 2-4 breeding pairs A1, B2
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2006 10-20 breeding pairs A1
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC breeding 2007 3-4 breeding pairs B2
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2005 10-30 breeding pairs A3, B2
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding - present A3
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC breeding - present A3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC breeding - common A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding - common A3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding - present 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)
Karaslari Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 153 protected area contained by site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Grassland -
Other -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Topolka-river Babuna-river Bregalnica. Downloaded from on 22/09/2023.