|Central coordinates||14o 10.00' East 45o 47.00' North|
|Altitude||530 - 568m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description The Nanoèica river basin is situated in the lower Pivka valley near Postojna at the edge of a large depression. Habitats are relatively intact and undisturbed by man. The river has numerous meanders with well- preserved meadows, and small areas of reed and sedge. Pugled hill, in the middle of the site, supports relict remnants of neutral-soil beech Fagus forest. Because of the wet ground, extensive farming is possible only on the driest border of the site, and human settlement is concentrated here.
Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding Crex crex. A total of 63 bird species have been recorded, among them 45 breeders and a further seven possible breeders. The site is also nationally important for birds on migration.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||2000||30-40 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland||10%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||30%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation||45%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land||5%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nanoščica river basin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/09/2015
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