Sara mountain

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 2008-2013 200-300 breeding pairs B1a, C6
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC resident 2014 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 2008-2013 25-35 breeding pairs C6
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2006-2016 120-170 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC unknown 2008-2013 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 2016 80-120 breeding pairs B1b
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 2016 240-320 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 2008-2013 30-40 breeding pairs A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sar planina National Park 39,000 protected area contained by site 39,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Ruderal land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sara mountain. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.