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Location Romania, Arad,Bihor
Central coordinates 21o 32.01' East  46o 34.72' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 42,264 ha
Altitude 79 - 136m
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
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea passage  1990-2006  2,500-3,500 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea passage  1990-2006  200-400 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  30-34 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1990-2006  8-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1990-2006  3-5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990-2006  25-50 breeding pairs  good  C1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1990-2006  10-40 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1990-2006  50-300 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1990-2006  1,100-1,500 individuals  good  C1, C3  Near Threatened 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus passage  1990-2006  2,000-2,500 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola passage  1990-2006  2,500-3,000 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax passage  1990-2006  5,000-6,000 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus passage  1990-2006  30,000-50,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  8-12 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  1990-2006  300-400 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  20,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Câmpia CriÅ Birds Directive 32,181 protected area contained by site 32,181  
CriÅ Habitats Directive 1,895 protected area overlaps with site 463  
CriÅ Habitats Directive 826 protected area overlaps with site 765  
Solurile sÄ Habitats Directive 102 protected area contained by site 102  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Câmpia Crişurilor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014

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