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Location Romania, Tulcea
Central coordinates 28o 21.73' East  45o 10.03' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C5, C6
Area 97,093 ha
Altitude 3 - 467m
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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1990-2006  800-1,000 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia passage  1990-2006  30,000-40,000 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus passage  1990-2006  1,500-2,500 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1990-2006  25-40 individuals  good  C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1990-2006  6 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Endangered 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug passage  1990-2006  2-10 individuals  good  C1  Endangered 
Merlin Falco columbarius winter  1990-2006  30-50 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1990-2006  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus breeding  1990-2006  30-60 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1990-2006  6-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1990-2006  10-14 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus winter  1990-2006  30-50 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga passage  1990-2006  4-10 individuals  good  C1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca passage  1990-2006  4-10 individuals  good  C1  Vulnerable 
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1990-2006  50-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1990-2006  150-200 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  160-240 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius breeding  1990-2006  400-600 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus breeding  1990-2006  80-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1990-2006  800-1,400 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka breeding  1990-2006  200-300 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1990-2006  250-400 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1990-2006  20,000 individuals  good  C5   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
BraÅ Habitats Directive 10,303 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Delta DunÄ Birds Directive 511,921 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Delta DunÄ Habitats Directive 450,542 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
DunÄ Birds Directive 18,750 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Birds Directive 67,330 protected area contained by site 67,330  
MunÅ Habitats Directive 18,546 protected area contained by site 18,546  
Birds Directive 58,433 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
PodiÅ Habitats Directive 87,229 protected area overlaps with site 25,022  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Măcin - Niculiţel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014

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