Tikvesh Region

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 - present A3
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2007 2 breeding pairs A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2007 1-2 breeding pairs A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2009 5-15 breeding pairs A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2003 230-300 breeding pairs A1, B2
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC breeding 2007 1-2 breeding pairs B2
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding - present A3
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC breeding - common A3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding - common A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Grassland -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Other -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tikvesh Region. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.