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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 27.65' East  41o 36.32' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 55,327 ha
Altitude 649 - 2,191m
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  140-190 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  1996  50-100 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug resident  1996  3 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Endangered 
Falco peregrinus breeding  1996  5 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  4 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1996  47-120 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  1996  28-73 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Goldcrest Regulus regulus resident  1996  580-3,400 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Rodopi - Zapadni - BG0001030 Habitats Directive 271,909 protected area overlaps with site 50,052  
Trigrad-Mursalitsa - BG0002113 Birds Directive 55,327 is identical to site 55,327  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Trigrad-Mursalitsa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2014

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