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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 25o 51.65' East  42o 37.15' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C3, C6
Area 2,473 ha
Altitude 252 - 288m
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  583-13,900 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba winter  1997  2-168 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus resident  1993  2-3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Reka Tundzha 1 - BG0000192 Habitats Directive 8,169 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Zhrebchevo Reservoir - BG0002052 Birds Directive 2,473 is identical to site 2,473  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zhrebchevo Reservoir. Downloaded from on 05/03/2015

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