Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Tawny Pipit

 (Anthus campestris)

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

Population size: 1 200 – 3 500 pairs

Distribution pattern

With patchy and dispersed distribution in plains, hilly and low mountain areas throughout the country, more consistent in its easternmost part. The main part of the population occupies open dry pastures in Dobrudzha and along the Black Sea coast, the Eastern Stara Planina, Sakar and the hilly areas along the valley of the Tundzha River, the Eastern Rhodopes and a considerable part of the Thracian Plain. Dispersed in the Danubian Plain, the Sofia Field, along the valleys of the rivers Struma and Mesta, 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 on exposed dry sandy and stony terrains and pastures with sparse grassy vegetation – steppes and dry calcareous grasslands, dry siliceous grasslands, on overgrown with grass vegetation coastal (sea) beaches and sand dunes, less often in saline terrains with halophytic vegetation. It is also found near small and traditionally cultivated agricultural lands, improved grasslands or in wastelands.

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed