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Location Romania, Muntenia,Valcea
Central coordinates 24o 20.86' East  44o 31.98' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 29,079 ha
Altitude 68 - 310m
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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1990-2006  20,000-30,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor winter  1990-2006  450-700 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1990-2006  240-310 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina winter  1990-2006  20,000-50,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  30-50 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula winter  1990-2006  3,000-5,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus winter  1990-2006  1,000-2,000 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Goosander Mergus merganser winter  1990-2006  80-200 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1990-2006  70-82 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1990-2006  1,500-2,000 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  1990-2006  1,500-2,500 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Common Coot Fulica atra winter  1990-2006  60,000-100,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1990-2006  30-60 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus passage  1990-2006  300-800 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  20,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Habitats Directive 1,652 protected area contained by site 1,652  
Valea OlteÅ Habitats Directive 1,590 protected area overlaps with site 166  
Valea Oltului Inferior - ROSPA0106 Birds Directive 54,074 protected area overlaps with site 27,219  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Olt valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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