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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 35.95' East  42o 9.18' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3
Area 1,118 ha
Altitude 163 - 193m
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
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  2000  1,173-4,480 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  2000  50-1,100 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus winter  2000  5,000-7,000 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  2000  10 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Maritsa-Plovdiv - BG0002087 Birds Directive 1,118 is identical to site 1,118  
Reka Maritza - BG0000578 Habitats Directive 14,693 protected area overlaps with site 853  
Reka Vacha_Trakiya - BG0000424 Habitats Directive 550 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maritsa-Plovdiv. Downloaded from on 06/05/2015

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