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Location Armenia, Aragatsotn
Central coordinates 44o 27.27' East  40o 24.14' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, B2, B3
Area 2,540 ha
Altitude 1,874 - 2,571m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi breeding  1995  40-60 individuals  medium  A1, A2, B2  Near Threatened 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1995  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1995  present  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas   minor
Forest   major
Grassland   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture minor
forestry minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mount Ara. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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