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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 27o 57.55' East  43o 21.18' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iv, B1i, B1iv, B2, B3, C1, C3, C5, C6
Area 38,133 ha
Altitude 0 - 357m
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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1997  1-9,050 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  2004  46 individuals  good  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Mew Gull Larus canus winter  1997  9-800 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1997  200-400 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Picus viridis resident  1997  48-180 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breeding  1997  60-150 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra breeding  1997  1,760-3,170 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  2004  226,000 individuals  good  A4iv, B1iv, C5   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Batova - BG0002082 Birds Directive 38,133 is identical to site 38,133  
Dolinata na reka Batova - BG0000102 Habitats Directive 18,459 protected area contained by site 18,459  
Suha reka - BG0000107 Habitats Directive 62,529 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Zlatni pyasatzi - BG0000118 Habitats Directive 1,374 protected area contained by site 1,374  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Batova. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014

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