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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 23.18' East  42o 7.20' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 14,765 ha
Altitude 183 - 543m
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
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug resident  1996  1-3 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca resident  1996  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1, C1, C6  Vulnerable 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus resident  1996  15-17 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra resident  1996  100-150 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1996  35-38 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Besaparski Hills - BG0002057 Birds Directive 14,765 is identical to site 14,765  
Besaparski vazvisheniya - BG0000254 Habitats Directive 6,743 protected area contained by site 6,743  
Reka Luda Yana - BG0000426 Habitats Directive 474 protected area overlaps with site 37  
Reka Maritza - BG0000578 Habitats Directive 14,693 protected area overlaps with site 1,194  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Besaparski Hills. Downloaded from on 24/09/2014

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