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Location Bulgaria, Montana
Central coordinates 23o 34.13' East  43o 48.13' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, C1, C2, C3, B1i
Area 218 ha
Altitude 29 - 41m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A newly formed island on kilometre 715 of the River Danube. The island is sandy, encloses a small lake, and is covered by forest of Salix and Populus in the central part. Human activities include firewood-collection during the summer (`Other' land-use, below) and recreation, as well as boat-traffic in surrounding waters.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus non-breeding  1996  40-210 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1996  150-252 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo non-breeding  1996  184-1,800 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  1996  600-2,300 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Island near Gorni Tzibar - BG0002008 Birds Directive 218 is identical to site 218  
Tzibar - BG0000199 Habitats Directive 2,972 protected area contains site 218  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  40%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Coastline Inland sand dunes  59%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Island near Gorni Tzibar. Downloaded from on 20/10/2014

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