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Location Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Central coordinates 20o 39.90' East  41o 41.12' North
IBA criteria A3, B2
Area 66,384 ha
Altitude 600 - 2,764m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Macedonian Ecological Society (Affiliate)

Site description Cliffs, rocky gorges, mountains, woodland (deciduous and coniferous), and alpine pastures. Land-uses include cattle-grazing and forestry.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  2006  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  2005  8-15 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus resident  2005  50-150 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria resident  2005  10-20 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis resident  2005  10-30 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris resident  2005  10-50 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  49%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  30%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  4%
Other   1%
Shrubland Heathland  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -

Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA covered by National Park (Mavrovo).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Radika catchment. Downloaded from on 19/09/2014

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