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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 28o 6.37' East  43o 24.23' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iv, B1iv, C1, C5, C6
Area 1,554 ha
Altitude 1 - 233m
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
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  2004  36 individuals  good  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka breeding  1997  35 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  2004  115,000-134,000 individuals  good  A4iv, B1iv, C5   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Balchik - BG0002061 Birds Directive 1,554 is identical to site 1,554  
Dolinata na reka Batova - BG0000102 Habitats Directive 18,459 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Balchik. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2014

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