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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 23o 16.12' East  42o 33.50' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 27,111 ha
Altitude 734 - 2,290m
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
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  20-95 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1  Least Concern 
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  1996  44-106 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus resident  1996  9-38 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus resident  1996  255 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

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