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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 28o 26.70' East  43o 24.48' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iv, B1i, B1ii, B1iv, B2, C1, C2, C3, C5, C6
Area 16,172 ha
Altitude 0 - 137m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1997  6,003-15,034 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1997  5-157 individuals  good  A1, C1  Vulnerable 
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan non-breeding  1997  18-1,220 individuals  medium  A4ii, B1ii, C2  Vulnerable 
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis resident  2002  250 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1997  5 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1996  46 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Mew Gull Larus canus winter  1997  266-6,301 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus winter  1997  3,505-3,620 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  1996  62 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra resident  1997  1,283-2,000 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla breeding  1996  481 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka breeding  1996  181 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1996  127 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1997-2004  32,000 individuals  good  A4iv, B1iv, C5   

IBA Monitoring

2013 very high very unfavourable low
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Grassland   0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable

Branta ruficollis Red-breasted Goose 15000 100 individuals 1 very unfavourable
Puffinus yelkouan Yelkouan Shearwater 619 0 individuals 0 very unfavourable
Falco vespertinus Red-footed Falcon 5 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable
Burhinus oedicnemus 46 17 breeding pairs 37 very unfavourable
Melanocorypha calandra Calandra Lark 1641 1100 breeding pairs 68 unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   -

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