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Location Romania, Harghita,Mures
Central coordinates 24o 51.37' East  46o 28.97' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 84,613 ha
Altitude 304 - 1,090m
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
Merlin Falco columbarius winter  1990-2006  30-40 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1990-2006  51-65 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1990-2006  90-130 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus winter  1990-2006  60-80 individuals  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990-2006  300-350 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1990-2006  350-500 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1990-2006  580-650 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1990-2006  3,800-4,200 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dealurile TÄ Birds Directive 85,253 protected area contains site 84,613  
Habitats Directive 248 protected area overlaps with site 102  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dealurile Târnavelor - Valea Nirajului. Downloaded from on 29/01/2015

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