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Location Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Central coordinates 22o 8.70' East  41o 25.21' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 22,592 ha
Altitude 110 - 852m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Macedonian Ecological Society (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca breeding  present  A3  Near Threatened 
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus breeding  2007  1-2 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2003  230-300 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2007  2 breeding pairs  A1  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2007  1-2 breeding pairs  A1  Vulnerable 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2009  5-15 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  80%
Grassland   9%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  2%
Other   minor
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  minor
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tikvesh Region. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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