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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 58.75' East  43o 27.63' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Area 5,422 ha
Altitude 39 - 178m
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
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1996  35-45 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba winter  1996  120-130 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1996  10-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1996  20-25 breeding pairs  good  C6  Near Threatened 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1997  10-12 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Obnova - BG0002096 Birds Directive 5,422 is identical to site 5,422  
Obnova - Karaman dol - BG0000239 Habitats Directive 10,751 protected area overlaps with site 4,899  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Obnova Fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 04/03/2015

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