IBA Bukovské vrchy

Bukovské vrchy

Districts: Snina
Altitude: 200m – 1210m
Area: 433,20 km2

Description

This hilly area is located in northeastern Slovakia in orographical unit Bukovské vrchy. Beside the dominant Carpathian beech woods there can be found oak and hornbeam forests, maple and fir woods in combination with beech woods. Agricultural land is represented primarily by permanent grassy vegetation and in lesser extent by arable land.

Area protection

IBA Bukovské vrchy was designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) on January 7, 2008. Other protected areas in the region of IBA Bukovské vrchy: Poloniny National Park

Importance

Preserved forests and diverse mosaic of non-forest communities provide favorable conditions for nesting of forest and meadow birds. Territory belongs to the five most important localities for nesting of Hazel Grouse (Tetrastes bonasia/Bonasa bonasia), European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) and Corncrake (Crex crex) in Slovakia.

Qualifying species

Druhy Breeding population Criterion

Pop.min.

Pop.max.

Jariabok hôrny  - Tetrastes bonasia

650

700

C6

Corncrake - Crex crex

180

220

C1

European Nightjar – Caprimulgus europaeus

50

90

C6

Other important species

Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus), Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), Ural Owl (Strix uralensis), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Wryneck (Jynx torquilla), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus), Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria), Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva), Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis), Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

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