Stara mountains

Country/territory: Serbia

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (2009)
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Area: 149,782 ha

Protection status:

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Site description
The largest massif in eastern Serbia, close to the Bulgarian border; this is a transboundary IBA, listed as `Tchuprene' (Bulgarian site 002). Habitat-types present include sparse coniferous (spruce Picea, fir Abies) and broadleaved (beech Fagus) forest, sub-Mediterranean thickets, and alpine/steppic pastures. Human activities are limited.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding raptors and other upland species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stara mountains. Downloaded from on 23/09/2019.