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Location Bulgaria, Rousse
Central coordinates 26o 33.85' East  44o 1.53' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 80 ha
Altitude 19 - 119m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A 12-m-high, vertical loess cliff, located on a major regional road south-west of the town of Tutrakan. The surrounding open lands are covered by steppe-like vegetation of grasslands with some scrub (Crataegus, Rosa, Rubus) and forests of Robinia. Human activities include stock-grazing and loess excavation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1996  150 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Boblata - BG0000180 Habitats Directive 3,217 protected area overlaps with site 72  
Stenata - BG0002031 Birds Directive 80 is identical to site 80  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stenata. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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