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Location Romania, Harghita,Mures
Central coordinates 25o 27.85' East  46o 42.80' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 91,378 ha
Altitude 714 - 1,783m
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
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1990-2006  250-280 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1990-2006  150-190 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1990-2006  35-45 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus winter  1990-2006  40-50 individuals  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990-2006  180-250 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1990-2006  30-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1990-2006  200-220 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  1990-2006  140-170 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Habitats Directive 136,657 protected area overlaps with site 15,244  
Depresiunea Å Birds Directive 58,198 protected area contained by site 58,198  
Harghita MÄ Habitats Directive 13,349 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MlaÅ Habitats Directive 300 protected area contained by site 300  
Pârâul Barlangos - ROSCI0189 Habitats Directive 66 protected area contained by site 66  
Tinovul de la Dealul Albinelor - ROSCI0243 Habitats Directive 21 protected area contained by site 21  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Giurgeu Depression. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014

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