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Barred Warbler

Barred Warbler

(Sylvia nisoria)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 4 000 - 10 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution throughout the country, more densely along the Black Sea coast, the Eastern Rhodopes, the...

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Bonelli’s Eagle

Bonelli’s Eagle

(Aquila fasciata) Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 0 – 2 pairs Distribution pattern In the last 10 years, there is no data on occupied breeding territories in the country. Single observations of stray birds have been...

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Black-winged Pratincole

Black-winged Pratincole

(Glareola nordmanni)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Near threatened Population size: 2 - 4 pairs Distribution pattern The breeding of the species in the country was established with certainty in the year 2002 with the observation of a chick at the...

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Black-headed Bunting

Black-headed Bunting

(Emberiza melanocephala)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 25 000 - 50 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution on most of the territory, more consistent in Southeastern Bulgaria and along the...

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Black Kite

Black Kite

(Milvus migrans)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 140 - 160 pairs Distribution pattern Grouped mainly along the valleys of the larger rivers and their tributaries - Tundzha, Maritsa, Danube, Arda, more dispersed in...

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Blue Tit

Blue Tit

(Parus caeruleus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 350 000 - 650 000 pairs Distribution pattern With broad distribution, denser in the mountainous and semi-mountainous areas, more dispersed in the plains, where it is not...

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Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

(Hirundo rustica)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 400 000 - 800 000 pairs Distribution pattern With widespread almost dense distribution throughout the country, except for some highland forest areas and places without...

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Baillon’s Crake

(Zapornia pusilla)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 50 - 100 pairs Distribution pattern Dispersed with isolated breeding habitats, close to one another around Burgas, at the Northern Black Sea coast, in the Sofia Field and...

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Black-winged Stilt

Black-winged Stilt

(Himantopus himantopus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 350-430 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution, mainly along the Black Sea coast, in the Thracian Plain, along the Danube River and some...

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Black-eared Wheatear

Black-eared Wheatear

(Oenanthe hispanica)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2000 – 4000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution throughout the country, but mainly in Southern Bulgaria. Most compact in the Eastern...

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Barn Owl

Barn Owl

(Tyto alba)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 500 – 1 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution throughout the country, more dense in the open plains and hilly areas of South-eastern Bulgaria, at...

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Black Redstart

Black Redstart

(Phoenicurus ochruros)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 30 000 – 60 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution, almost entirely covering the southwestern part of the country - the mountainous and...

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Blackcap

Blackcap

(Sylvia atricapilla)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 500 000 - 800 000 pairs Distribution pattern Distributed almost everywhere in the country, with the exception of the high mountain zones over the tree lines and some...

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Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler

(Phylloscopus sibilatrix)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 10 000 - 20 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution, more dense in the broad – leaved tree belt (and especially in the beech woods) of...

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Sand Martin

Sand Martin

(Riparia riparia)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 20 000 - 50 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy (especially in the Thracian Plain, the Sofia Field, around Varna) and dispersed distribution. In some areas the...

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Common Reed Warbler

Common Reed Warbler

(Acrocephalus scirpaceus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 5 000 - 10 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution, more dense along the Black Sea coast and the Danube River, in the Sofia Field and...

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Ring Ouzel

Ring Ouzel

(Turdus torquatus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 15 000 – 30 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution, favouring the coniferous and subalpine belt of the high mountains. Entirely covers the higher parts of...

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Black vulture

Black vulture

(Aegypius monachus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Near threatened Population size: 0 - 2 pairs Distribution pattern Regular presence during the breeding season in the Eastern Rhodopes of birds from the colony in Greece. Apart from the permanent...

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Black Tern

Black Tern

(Chlidonias niger)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 0-100 pairs (2007: 24-50 pairs) Distribution pattern With small numbers of dispersed breeding sites, mainly in the wetlands along the Danube River and the...

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Black Stork

Black Stork

(Ciconia nigra)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 725 -1140 pairs (2007: 300-550 pairs) Distribution pattern Relatively widespread species with a small population, dispersed from 0 m to 1500 m above sea level over...

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Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

(Nycticorax nycticorax)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 601-1403 pairs (2007: 1800–2500 pairs) Distribution pattern In single or mixed colonies, grouped or dispersed, mainly along the Danube River and its...

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Booted Eagle

Booted Eagle

(Hieraaetus pennatus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 400-550 pairs (2007: 140–200 pairs) Distribution pattern Patchy and dispersed distribution almost all over the country, in forested areas in the plains, in the...

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Bearded Reedling

Bearded Reedling

(Panurus biarmicus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 76-167 pairs (2007: 200-600 pairs) Distribution pattern With limited distribution, grouped mainly along the Black Sea coast (the Burgas wetlands, the Varna-Beloslav...

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Blue Rock-thrush

Blue Rock-thrush

(Monticola solitarius)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 67-132 pairs (2007: 250–450 pairs) Distribution pattern A rare breeding species with a small population found only in 27 squares 10X10 km during the reported...

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Black Woodpecker

Black Woodpecker

(Dryocopos martius)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 2 177 – 3 137 pairs (2007: 1 500 – 3 500 pairs) Distribution pattern Patchy distribution in the forested mountain areas of the country – the Rila-Rhodope Massif,...

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White stork

White stork

(Ciconia ciconia)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 5828 pairs (2007: 4 956 – 5 672 pairs) Distribution pattern Widespread breeding synanthropic species. The white stork breeds almost all over the country, except for...

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Common Shelduck

Common Shelduck

(Tadorna tadorna)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 110-206 pairs (2007: 30-50 pairs) Distribution pattern Predominantly along the Black Sea coast, mainly around the Burgas bay, where breeding sites are most clearly...

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White-winged Tern

White-winged Tern

(Chlidonias leucopterus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 0-42 pairs (2007: 0-50 pairs) Distribution pattern With single breeding sites along the eastern part of the Danube River. For the first time the breeding of...

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