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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 33.40' East  41o 46.28' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 15,677 ha
Altitude 984 - 2,050m
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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  1996  60-70 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1996  5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus resident  1996  15-20 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus resident  1996  20-25 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1996  30-36 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus resident  1996  40-50 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Persenk - BG0002105 Birds Directive 15,677 is identical to site 15,677  
Rodopi - Zapadni - BG0001030 Habitats Directive 271,909 protected area contains site 15,677  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Persenk. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014

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