Valjevske mountains

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
Tawny Owl Strix aluco LC resident 2016-2019 200-300 breeding pairs B2a
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 2008-2013 20-25 breeding pairs B2a, C6
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 2017 20-25 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2017-2019 7-8 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 2016-2019 100-200 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis LC resident 2017-2019 240-370 breeding pairs B2a
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 2016-2019 850-1,300 breeding pairs B2a, C6
Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla LC breeding 2016-2019 40,000-60,000 breeding pairs B2a
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos LC breeding 2016-2019 5,000-6,500 breeding pairs B2a
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula LC breeding 2016-2019 10,500-14,000 breeding pairs B2a
European Robin Erithacus rubecula LC resident 2016-2019 15,000-20,000 breeding pairs B2a

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zabalac Special Nature Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 11
Zabalac Rezervat prirode 11 protected area contained by site 0
Velika plec-Vrazji vir Rezervat prirode 29 protected area contained by site 0
Velika plec Special Nature Reserve 28 protected area contained by site 28
Klokocevac Spomenik prirode 1 protected area contained by site 0
Klisura reke Tresnjice Rezervat prirode 595 protected area overlaps with site 595
Klisura reke Gradac Landscape of Outstanding Qualities 1,268 protected area contained by site 1,268
Klisura reke Gradac Predeli izuzetnih odlika 1,268 protected area overlaps with site 0
Crna reka Rezervat prirode 60 protected area contained by site 0
Crna reka Special Nature Reserve 60 protected area contained by site 60
Calacki potok Rezervat prirode 3 protected area contained by site 0
Calacki potok Special Nature Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 3


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Dry siliceous grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valjevske mountains. Downloaded from on 17/09/2021.