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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 23o 59.93' East  43o 13.45' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 14,209 ha
Altitude 102 - 508m
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
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus resident  1996  20-35 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  2005  4 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus resident  2005  10 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1998  5-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1996  10-12 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  2005  15-20 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  1996  100-120 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Karlukovo - BG0001014 Habitats Directive 28,842 protected area overlaps with site 13,062  
Karlukovski Karst - BG0000332 Birds Directive 14,209 is identical to site 14,209  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karlukovski Karst. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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