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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 28o 26.70' East  43o 24.48' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C3, 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  Endangered 
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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Belite Skali - BG0002097 Birds Directive 4,078 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Kaliakra - BG0002051 Birds Directive 10,883 protected area contained by site 10,883  
Kompleks Kaliakra - BG0000573 Habitats Directive 44,128 protected area overlaps with site 7,809  


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

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