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Location Bulgaria, Sofia
Central coordinates 23o 29.78' East  42o 40.70' North
IBA criteria A1, C1
Area 2,251 ha
Altitude 527 - 546m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Meadows and marshes, drained by canals, in the Sofia region. The vegetation is dominated by meadows of Festuca, Poa and Lolium, stands of Phragmites and Typha, and Salix thickets. Human activities include cattle-grazing and haymaking.

Key Biodiversity The area is important for breeding Crex crex. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (one breeding pair), Falco naumanni (rare, on passage), Acrocephalus paludicola (rare, on passage).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004  21 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  95%
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%
hunting 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dolni Bogrov-Kazichene. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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