Zhrebchevo Reservoir

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1997 583-13,900 individuals B1i, C3
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1997 2-168 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 1993 2-3 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Yazovir Zhrebchevo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,513 protected area contains site 2,473
Reka Tundzha 1 Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,503 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zhrebchevo Reservoir. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.