Straldzha Complex

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A reservoir which replaced the former Straldza marsh, surrounded by meadows and arable land. It does not freeze in winter. Typha is predominant along the banks. Wet meadows are dominated by Carex, Poa and Lolium. There are lines of Populus and Robinia trees. Land-uses include hunting, fish-farming and haymaking.

Key biodiversity
Important for waterbirds in winter, especially Anser albifrons, the globally threatened Branta ruficollis, and Phalacrocorax carbo.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Illegal and uncontrolled hunting of waterbirds poses a serious threat.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Straldzha Complex. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.