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Location Romania, Mehedinti
Central coordinates 22o 47.33' East  44o 11.63' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C6
Area 5,612 ha
Altitude 28 - 111m
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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  100-120 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  1990-2006  254-280 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Egretta garzetta breeding  1990-2006  320-360 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1990-2006  28-44 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1990-2006  380-440 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  1990-2006  160-230 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1990-2006  90-100 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  1990-2006  120-140 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1990-2006  240 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1990-2006  300-800 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  1990-2006  1,600-3,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1990-2006  1 breeding pairs  good  C1  Endangered 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1990-2006  1-3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1990-2006  50 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  70-80 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gruia - Gârla Mare - ROSPA0046 Birds Directive 2,755 protected area overlaps with site 2,613  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gruia - Gârla Mare. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014

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