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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 28.63' East  43o 14.12' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 26,587 ha
Altitude 57 - 433m
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
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus resident  1996  13-16 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1996  8-12 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  1996  25-35 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  1996  70-80 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1996  800-1,200 breeding pairs  medium  B2, 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 is adjacent to site 0  
Studenetz - BG0000240 Birds Directive 28,051 protected area contains site 26,587  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Studenets. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014

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