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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 18.48' East  43o 21.77' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6
Area 3,398 ha
Altitude 134 - 268m
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
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1996  40-164 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Great Egret Casmerodius albus winter  1996  90-130 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Little Egret Egretta garzetta breeding  1996  20-60 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus winter  1996  30-1,019 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  1996  500-1,200 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gorni Dabnik-Telish - BG0002095 Birds Directive 3,398 is identical to site 3,398  
Yazovir Gorni Dubnik - BG0000611 Habitats Directive 2,539 protected area overlaps with site 2,080  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorni Dabnik-Telish Reservoir. Downloaded from on 12/07/2014

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