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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 25o 1.72' East  41o 45.57' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 83,616 ha
Altitude 285 - 1,989m
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
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia resident  1996  91-570 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  1996  9-83 males only  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca resident  1996  25-92 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Near Threatened 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  3-11 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Falco peregrinus breeding  1996  4 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus resident  1996  54-72 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  5 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca resident  1996  3 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1, C6  Vulnerable 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1996  5 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1996  6 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Endangered 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1996  9 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  1996  62-347 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1996  7 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1996  100-842 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Dendrocopos leucotos resident  1996  9-83 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  1996  3-25 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer resident  1996  2-6 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  1996  7-25 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  1996  28-183 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus resident  1996  342-2,213 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dobrostan - BG0002073 Birds Directive 83,616 is identical to site 83,616  
Rodopi - Sredni - BG0001031 Habitats Directive 154,846 protected area contains site 83,616  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dobrostan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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