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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 19.55' East  42o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 99,062 ha
Altitude 376 - 1,598m
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
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia resident  1996  50-485 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1996  5 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus resident  1996  11 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis resident  1996  4 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1996  11-107 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Dendrocopos leucotos resident  1996  9-80 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  1996  32-290 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Picus viridis resident  1996  60-480 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  1996  22-186 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea resident  1996  430-4,030 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula resident  1996  5,120-39,450 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos breeding  1996  2,050-20,550 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
European Robin Erithacus rubecula resident  1996  5,800-53,600 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva breeding  1998  25-250 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs resident  1996  17,200-58,880 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1996  220-980 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Reka Pyasachnik - BG0000444 Habitats Directive 1,880 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Reka Stryama - BG0000429 Habitats Directive 4,078 protected area overlaps with site 248  
Sredna gora - BG0001389 Habitats Directive 105,083 protected area overlaps with site 83,155  
Sredna Gora - BG0002054 Birds Directive 99,062 is identical to site 99,062  
Tzentralen Balkan - buffer - BG0001493 Habitats Directive 129,409 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sredna Gora. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2014

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