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Location Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Central coordinates 21o 45.42' East  41o 24.35' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 14,077 ha
Altitude 190 - 1,745m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Macedonian Ecological Society (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2007  2-3 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2003  15-25 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2007  4 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  28%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  29%
Grassland   14%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: River Raec valley. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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