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Location Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Central coordinates 21o 57.36' East  41o 18.47' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 25,507 ha
Altitude 250 - 1,480m
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 breeding  2007  10-30 breeding pairs  A3  Near Threatened 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2007  2-3 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2003  70-100 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2007  3 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Endangered 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  2007  5-8 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  2007  3-4 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  2006  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  16%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  46%
Grassland   4%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  9%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  4%

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

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