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Location Romania, Braila,Vrancea
Central coordinates 27o 32.84' East  45o 27.22' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 5,879 ha
Altitude 11 - 16m
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  14,000-20,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1990-2006  780 individuals  good  C1, C6  Endangered 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1990-2006  66 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  130-140 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1990-2006  550-720 individuals  good  C1, C2  Near Threatened 
Little Crake Zapornia parva breeding  1990-2006  36 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1990-2006  400-500 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  20,000 individuals  good  C4   

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium not assessed negligible

Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Birds Directive 1,504 protected area contained by site 1,504  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Măxineni. Downloaded from on 21/04/2015

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