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Location Bulgaria, Plovdiv
Central coordinates 25o 2.13' East  42o 4.78' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 38 ha
Altitude 164 - 172m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A small, open reservoir near Konush village, with beds of Typha, and a group of trees on its south bank, and surrounded by arable land. Land-uses include fish-farming, irrigation and hunting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egretta garzetta breeding  2000  30-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  2000  20-160 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  2000  3-8 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1997  50-800 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1996  30-800 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ayazmoto Protected Site 4 protected area contained by site 4  
Konush Reservoir - BG0002015 Birds Directive 38 is identical to site 38  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  98%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 98%
fisheries/aquaculture 98%
agriculture 2%
hunting 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Konush Reservoir. Downloaded from on 30/10/2014

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