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Location Romania, Braila,Constanta,Tulcea
Central coordinates 28o 7.31' East  44o 56.86' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 26,792 ha
Altitude 3 - 197m
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
Osprey Pandion haliaetus passage  1990-2006  20 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  30-50 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus passage  1990-2006  240-280 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Egretta garzetta breeding  1990-2006  320-380 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Not Recognised 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  1990-2006  40-60 breeding pairs  good  C2  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1990-2006  30-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1990-2006  34-45 individuals  good  C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  22-34 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1990-2006  12-15 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1990-2006  4-5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Little Crake Zapornia parva breeding  1990-2006  30-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1990-2006  4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1990-2006  34 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1990-2006  460-500 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1990-2006  44-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  120-130 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1990-2006  110-140 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus breeding  1990-2006  70-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra breeding  1990-2006  300 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon breeding  1990-2006  80-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka breeding  1990-2006  60-90 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1990-2006  120-130 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
BraÅ Habitats Directive 10,303 protected area overlaps with site 8,581  
DunÄ Birds Directive 18,750 protected area overlaps with site 16,338  
PodiÅ Habitats Directive 87,229 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dunărea Veche (Braţul Măcin). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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