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Location Romania, Transylvania
Central coordinates 22o 15.44' East  47o 34.35' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 39,264 ha
Altitude 102 - 182m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1990-2006  110-130 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1990-2006  15-20 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1990-2006  1 breeding pairs  good  C1  Endangered 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  10-12 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1990-2006  8-14 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1990-2006  4-6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990-2006  30-50 breeding pairs  good  C1  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  35 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Câmpia Careiului - ROSCI0020 Habitats Directive 24,224 protected area overlaps with site 22,475  
Câmpia Ierului - ROSCI0021 Habitats Directive 21,785 protected area overlaps with site 12,306  
Câmpia Nirului - Valea Ierului - ROSPA0016 Birds Directive 38,666 protected area overlaps with site 36,196  
Habitats Directive 698 protected area overlaps with site 608  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Câmpia Nirului - Valea lerului. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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