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Location Czech Republic, Central Bohemia,Plzen Region
Central coordinates 13o 52.00' East  50o 0.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 62,524 ha
Altitude 223 - 616m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology



Site description A large area of varied topography situated c.30 km west of Prague. Its axis is the Berounka river, with its deeply carved valleys and canyons. Coniferous tree species dominate the forests, along with Fagus and Quercus. Valuable non-forest habitats include dry grasslands, ecotonal shrub and herb communities, and communities of exposed rocks and screes. In the Biosphere Reserve core zone, human activities are limited to the monitoring of ecosystem change.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996-2000  6-12 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus resident  1996-2000  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1998-2002  7-12 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Stock Dove Columba oenas breeding  1996-2000  80-90 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Common Woodpigeon Columba palumbus breeding  1996-2000  1,300-2,600 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
European Turtle-dove Streptopelia turtur breeding  1996-2000  600-1,200 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Strix aluco resident  1996-2000  80-120 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1998-2002  15-30 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum resident  1998-2002  30-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1998-2002  20-30 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  1998-2002  60-120 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  1996-2000  50-100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1998-2002  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Picus viridis resident  1996  200-400 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1996  500-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica breeding  1996-2000  8,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis breeding  1996-2000  8,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Common Grasshopper-warbler Locustella naevia breeding  1996-2000  900-1,800 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis breeding  1996-2000  200-400 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  1996-2000  40-100 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva breeding  1998-2002  35-45 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus breeding  1996-2000  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1998-2002  4,000-8,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Certova skala - CZ0210704 Habitats Directive 4 protected area contained by site 4  
Jaburek - CZ0213790 Habitats Directive 16 protected area contained by site 16  
Kohoutov - CZ0320053 Habitats Directive 1,263 protected area contained by site 1,263  
Krivoklat - hrad - CZ0213610 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Krivoklatsko Protected Landscape Area 63,346 protected area contained by site 62,792  
Krivoklatsko - CZ0211001 Birds Directive 31,960 protected area contained by site 31,960  
Krivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 62,881 protected area contained by site 62,792  
Lanska obora - CZ0214008 Habitats Directive 3,000 protected area contained by site 3,000  
Na Babe - CZ0213065 Habitats Directive 29 protected area contained by site 29  
Prameny Klicavy - CZ0214045 Habitats Directive 63 protected area contained by site 63  
Pusta sec - CZ0210023 Habitats Directive 7 protected area contained by site 7  
Rakovnik - za koupalistem - CZ0213063 Habitats Directive 10 protected area overlaps with site 6  
Skocova - piskovna - CZ0213512 Habitats Directive 3 protected area contained by site 3  
Stribrny luh - CZ0210708 Habitats Directive 105 protected area contained by site 105  
Stroupinsky potok - CZ0214039 Habitats Directive 6 protected area overlaps with site 5  
Tocnik - hrad - CZ0213628 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Tyrov - Ouporsky potok - CZ0214011 Habitats Directive 1,341 protected area contained by site 1,341  
V Hlinistatech - CZ0213822 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Vuznice - CZ0214015 Habitats Directive 397 protected area contained by site 397  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  64%
Shrubland Scrub  2%
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  4%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  2%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
fisheries/aquaculture 1%
forestry 60%
hunting -
nature conservation and research 15%
tourism/recreation 10%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

Protection status National High International High62,792 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape Area (Krivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area, 62,792 ha). Included within the PLA are 4 National Nature Reserves (covering 775 ha), 15 Nature Reserves and 5 Natural Monuments. 62,792 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Krivoklatsko Biosphere Reserve, 62,792 ha). 31932 ha of IBA are covered by Krivoklatsko SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Krivoklatsko (Krivoklatsko region). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014

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