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Location Romania, Galati
Central coordinates 28o 6.77' East  45o 43.35' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 14,942 ha
Altitude 6 - 120m
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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1990-2006  9,000-11,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1990-2006  7-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia passage  1990-2006  3,000-4,500 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus passage  1990-2006  350-500 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  10-15 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Merlin Falco columbarius winter  1990-2006  10-15 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1990-2006  7,000-10,000 individuals  good  C1, C3  Near Threatened 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus passage  1990-2006  1,500-2,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1990-2006  120-150 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1990-2006  170-250 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1990-2006  50-70 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  20,000-35,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lunca JoasÄ Habitats Directive 5,656 protected area overlaps with site 1,527  
Lunca Prutului - VlÄ Birds Directive 7,652 protected area overlaps with site 1,527  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prut river flood-plain - Vlădeşti - Frumuşiţa. Downloaded from on 28/04/2015

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