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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  Vulnerable 
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   

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Beştepe - Mahmudia. Downloaded from on 25/11/2015

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