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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 16.62' East  42o 12.03' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Area 1,571 ha
Altitude 207 - 228m
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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1996  4-6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Near Threatened 
Great White Egret Ardea alba winter  1997  8-241 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1996  10-15 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Reka Maritza - BG0000578 Habitats Directive 14,693 protected area overlaps with site 685  
Zvanichevo Fish-ponds - BG0002069 Birds Directive 1,571 is identical to site 1,571  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zvanichevo Fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 31/03/2015

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