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Location Romania, Moldavia
Central coordinates 26o 59.31' East  46o 25.79' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 7,106 ha
Altitude 62 - 239m
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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor passage  1990-2006  800-1,200 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1990-2006  220-300 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1990-2006  100-200 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula winter  1990-2006  250-350 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus winter  1990-2006  20-150 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus passage  1990-2006  100-200 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Common Merganser Mergus merganser winter  1990-2006  210-380 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus passage  1990-2006  150-300 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  1990-2006  3,000-5,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1990-2006  7-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1990-2006  25-80 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus passage  1990-2006  1,000-2,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola passage  1990-2006  1,000-1,500 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ruff Philomachus pugnax passage  1990-2006  5,000-8,000 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus passage  1990-2006  15,000-25,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1990-2006  80-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1990-2006  25,000-50,000 individuals  good  C4   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  80,000-110,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lacurile de acumulare BuhuÅ Birds Directive 5,576 protected area overlaps with site 5,039  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Buhuşu reservoir - Bacău - Tătărăşti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014

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