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Location Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary Region,Usti nad Labem Region
Central coordinates 13o 7.00' East  50o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 63,117 ha
Altitude 278 - 932m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology



Site description The IBA comprises hills of volcanic origin, situated south and east of the Ohre river. A crater with a diameter of c.30 km forms a central depression, with fish-ponds and water reservoirs located on the periphery of the IBA. Fagus forests support a species-rich herb layer, and scree forests also occur. A mosaic of grassland, shrub and broadleaved coppice communities has developed on abandoned agricultural land. Whilst military training is a major land-use, the IBA remains relatively unaffected by human activity.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1998-2002  10-12 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1998-2002  10-15 breeding pairs  good  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1996-2002  25-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1995-2002  40-60 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1  Least Concern 
Stock Dove Columba oenas breeding  1996-2000  300-500 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1996-2000  15-20 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1998-2002  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1995-2000  5-8 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1998-2002  60-80 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  1998-2002  80-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  1995-2000  80-100 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1995-2002  450-500 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  1998-2002  300-500 breeding pairs  good  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva breeding  1996-2002  30-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cernys Natural Monument 1 protected area contained by site 0  
Detansky chlum Nature Reserve 36 protected area contained by site 0  
Detansky chlum - CZ0420069 Habitats Directive 49 protected area contained by site 49  
Doupovske hory - CZ0411002 Birds Directive 63,117 is identical to site 63,117  
Doupovske hory - CZ0424125 Habitats Directive 12,585 protected area overlaps with site 11,397  
Hradiste - CZ0414127 Habitats Directive 33,159 protected area contained by site 33,159  
Hrivinovske pastviny - CZ0413014 Habitats Directive 14 protected area contained by site 14  
Mokrady u Tesetic - CZ0413013 Habitats Directive 15 protected area contained by site 15  
Mravencak Natural Monument 2 protected area contained by site 0  
Olsova vrata Natural Monument 4 protected area contained by site 0  
Olsova vrata - CZ0413188 Habitats Directive 46 protected area overlaps with site 37  
Ostrovske rybniky - CZ0413190 Habitats Directive 121 protected area overlaps with site 105  
Rasovicke skaly Natural Monument 35 protected area contained by site 0  
Rybniky Nature Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 0  
Sedlec Nature Reserve 59 protected area contained by site 0  
Skalky skritku National Natural Monument 9 protected area contained by site 0  
Slavkovsky les Protected Landscape Area 61,896 protected area overlaps with site 1,107  
Tyniste - CZ0413196 Habitats Directive 6 protected area contained by site 6  
Uhost National Nature Reserve 115 protected area contained by site 206  
Valec Natural Monument 577 protected area contained by site 0  
Vinarsky rybnik Natural Monument 17 protected area contained by site 0  
Zelinsky meandr - CZ0420012 Habitats Directive 190 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  31%
Shrubland Scrub  11%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  30%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  2%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Ruderal land  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 2%
forestry 30%
military 55%
nature conservation and research 5%
tourism/recreation 5%

Protection status National Low International NoneArea 107 ha (1,8 %) is covered by Protected landscape area Slavkovsky les. There are 2 small-scale protected areas (915 ha of IBA). SPA Doupovske hory has been declared in 2004.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Doupov hills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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