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[Bird Observation] [Life zones of birds]


CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA      


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A1


Category: Species that are in danger of extinction in world scale
Criterion: The area that regularly contains considerable amounts of bird species that are in danger of extinction


A2


Category: Species that have narrow range
Criterion: The area that is known or estimated to be containing considerable amounts of bird species that have a narrow range and whose distribution of population of reproduction form an Endemic Bird Area (EBA) or a Secondary Area (SA)


A3


Category: Species communities whose ranges are limited to biomes
Criterion: The area that is known or estimated to be containing considerable amounts of bird species whose range of population is totally or mostly limited to biomes


A4(i)


Category: Communities
Criterion: The area that regularly contains the 1% of the bio-geographical population of one or more species of waterfowls that form communities in certain periods


A4(ii)


Category: Communities
Criterion: The area that regularly contains the 1% of the global population of one or more species of sea birds or continental species that form communities in certain periods


A4(iii)


Category: Communities
Criterion: The area that regularly contains 20.000 individual waterfowls or 10.000 sea bird couples from one or more species


A4(iv)


Category: Communities
Criterion: The area that functions as migration passage for immigrant bird communities during migration period


B1(i)


Category: Communities
Criterion: The area that regularly contains the migration route of one or more species of waterfowls that form communities in certain periods or 1% of an independent population


B1(ii)


Category: Communities
Criterion: The area that regularly contains the migration route of one or more species of sea birds that form communities in certain periods or 1% of an independent population


B1(iii)


Category: Communities
Criterion: The area that regularly contains the migration route of one or more species of other birds that form communities in certain periods or 1% of their independent population


B1(iv)


Category: Communities
Criterion: The area functions as migration passage for more than 5000 storks or for more than 3000 raptors, pelicans or storks during spring and autumn migration


B2


Category: Negative protection species
Criterion: The area that is one of the most important “n” areas for a species that is “Privileged for Protection in European Scale” (SPEC Category 1, 2, 3 - Protection Condition Negative) and that is convenient for the approach to important bird places protection


B3


Category: Species whose protection conditions are positive but populations are dense within Europe
Criteria: The area that is one of the most important “n” areas for a species that is “Privileged for Protection in European Scale” (SPEC Category 4 - Protection Condition Positive, but dense within Europe) and that is convenient for the approach to important bird places protection