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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 27o 37.13' East  42o 27.47' North
IBA criteria A4iv, B1i, B1iv, B3, C3, C5, C6
Area 33,505 ha
Altitude 0 - 380m
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
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan breeding  1997  2-18 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Vulnerable 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1997  1-9 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Larus michahellis breeding  1997  400-659 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C3  Not Recognised 
Larus michahellis winter  1997  73-1,302 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1997  100-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum breeding  1997  15-60 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1997  127,000 individuals  good  A4iv, B1iv, C5   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bakarlaka - BG0002077 Birds Directive 33,505 is identical to site 33,505  
Ostrovi Sv. Ivan i Sv. Petur - BG0000110 Habitats Directive 30 protected area contained by site 30  
Plazh Gradina - Zlatna ribka - BG0000146 Habitats Directive 1,153 protected area contained by site 1,153  
Ropotamo - BG0001001 Habitats Directive 12,816 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bakarlaka. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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