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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 26o 45.65' East  43o 48.20' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 91,389 ha
Altitude 41 - 364m
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
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea breeding  1996  13 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina breeding  1996  6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus resident  1996  10 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1996  3 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Little Owl Athene noctua resident  1996  84 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1996  60-320 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1996  33-86 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1996  205-1,290 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus resident  1996  140-285 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Picus viridis resident  1996  75-500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1996  730-3,760 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  1996  73-230 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea resident  1996  380-1,080 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos breeding  1996  3,650-7,060 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs resident  1996  28,943-41,810 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1996  600-2,780 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ludogorie - BG0000168 Habitats Directive 59,447 protected area overlaps with site 56,359  
Ludogorie - BG0002062 Birds Directive 91,389 is identical to site 91,389  
Ludogorie - Boblata - BG0000171 Habitats Directive 4,836 protected area overlaps with site 266  
Ludogorie - Srebarna - BG0000169 Habitats Directive 5,224 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ludogorie. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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