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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   

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