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Location Romania, Tulcea
Central coordinates 28o 57.91' East  45o 6.79' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C5, C6
Area 4,290 ha
Altitude 10 - 242m
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
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1990-2006  600-700 individuals  good  C1, C6  Endangered 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1990-2006  1 breeding pairs  good  C1  Endangered 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus passage  1990-2006  200-1,000 individuals  good  C2  Near Threatened 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  1990-2006  30-60 individuals  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1990-2006  60-70 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka breeding  1990-2006  32-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1990-2006  8,000 individuals  good  C5   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
BeÅ Birds Directive 3,658 protected area contained by site 3,658  
Delta DunÄ Birds Directive 511,921 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Delta DunÄ Habitats Directive 450,542 protected area overlaps with site 487  

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