Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2005)
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Area: 80 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
A 12-m-high, vertical loess cliff, located on a major regional road south-west of the town of Tutrakan. The surrounding open lands are covered by steppe-like vegetation of grasslands with some scrub (Crataegus, Rosa, Rubus) and forests of Robinia. Human activities include stock-grazing and loess excavation.

Key biodiversity
The site holds the largest nesting colony of Merops apiaster in Bulgaria.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stenata. Downloaded from on 01/07/2022.