Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria


(Pandion haliaetus)

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

Population size: 0 pairs

Distribution pattern

Observed regularly during migration almost throughout the country as single birds spend the summer, but in the last 10 years, there is no definite data on breeding sites of the species.

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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 in broad-leaved deciduous forests, possibly in riverine forests and brush, and in coniferous forests, rarely on inland cliffs and exposed rocks. Nests also on solitary trees close to water bodies.

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed