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Location Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Central coordinates 21o 55.36' East  42o 10.10' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 85,997 ha
Altitude 290 - 1,351m
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
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca resident  2007  10-100 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Near Threatened 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2007  5-6 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus breeding  2007  2-3 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2007  3-4 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Endangered 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  2007  4-10 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca resident  2010  5-6 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Buteo rufinus breeding  2007  5-7 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  2005  4-10 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2006  10-30 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus breeding  2007  5-20 breeding pairs  poor  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 
Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  2007  30-200 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  72%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  9%
Other   minor
Grassland   minor
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  minor

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