Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Eurasian Crag Martin

(Ptyonoprogne rupestris)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 10 000 – 15 000 pairs

Distribution pattern

With patchy and dispersed distribution, covering almost entirely all mountains. With dispersed breeding grounds also in some plain and hilly regions – In the Fore Balkan, Lomovete, the Northern Black Sea coast, the Thracian Plain, Dobrudzha, etc.

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Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population size of the species for the period 2013 – 2020 is presented –

Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from


Breeds mainly on inland cliffs and exposed rocks, but also in or near the entrances of caves. Part of the population builds nests on buildings in towns, villages, industrial zones, on single buildings in the mountains, dams, bridges, etc.

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed