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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 18.97' East  42o 58.85' North
IBA criteria A1, C1, C6
Area 45,472 ha
Altitude 245 - 1,479m
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  120-236 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1, C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  1996  25-30 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  1996  70-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Balgarski izvor - BG0001036 Habitats Directive 2,619 protected area overlaps with site 515  
Tzentralen Balkan - buffer - BG0001493 Habitats Directive 129,409 protected area overlaps with site 21,326  
Vasilyovska Mountain - BG0002109 Birds Directive 45,472 is identical to site 45,472  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vasilyovska Mountain. Downloaded from on 05/05/2015

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