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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

(Falco peregrinus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 120 - 160 pairs Distribution pattern With dispersed breeding sites, more often grouped in neighbouring squares in mountainous and semi-mountainous regions - mainly in the...

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Rock Partridge

Rock Partridge

(Alectoris graeca)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 800 – 1 500 pairs Distribution pattern Patchy in all high mountains - Western and Central Stara Planina, Rila, Pirin, part of the Western Rhodopes, Vitosha, Osogovska and...

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Tengmalm`s Owl

Tengmalm`s Owl

(Aegolius funereus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 600 - 900 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution, concentrated in the higher parts of Rila, Pirin, Vitosha, Western and Central Stara Planina, Western...

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Pallid Swift

Pallid Swift

(Apus pallidus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2 000 – 4 000 pairs Distribution pattern Mainly in Southern Bulgaria, densely covering the Rila – Rhodopes Massif, Vitosha, Sofia and Central Stara Planina, and dispersed in...

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Purple Heron

Purple Heron

(Ardea purpurea)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 64-136 pairs (2007: 150-250 pairs) Distribution pattern A relatively rare breeding migratory species with a small population. It nests alone or in small colonies -...

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Pied Avocet

Pied Avocet

(Recurvirostra avosetta)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 250 - 800 pairs (2007: 250 - 790 pairs) Distribution pattern A small number of dispersed breeding sites, more compact in the region of the Burgas Wetlands...

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Pygmy Cormorant

Pygmy Cormorant

(Microcarbo pygmaeus) (Phalacrocorax pygmeus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 240- 945 pairs (2007: 350–500 pairs) Distribution pattern Colonial breeding species found in only 11 colonies. The breeding areas are...

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Paddyfield Warbler

Paddyfield Warbler

(Acrocephalus agricola)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 82-153 pairs (2007: 50-80 pairs) Distribution pattern With very limited distribution, mainly in the Durankulak and the Shabla lakes (with Shabla Tuzla) and with...

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Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

(Oenanthe pleschanka)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 186-334 pairs (2007: 350 – 500 pairs) Distribution pattern With compact and in some parts interrupted distribution breeding regularly along the coastal strip of...

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