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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 

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