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Location Romania, Constanta
Central coordinates 28o 9.92' East  44o 41.89' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 4,678 ha
Altitude 16 - 117m
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-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  24-40 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug passage  1990-2006  1-2 individuals  good  C1  Endangered 
Merlin Falco columbarius winter  1990-2006  12-15 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  1990-2006  60-70 individuals  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Buteo rufinus breeding  1990-2006  20-24 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  10-20 breeding pairs  good  C1  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra breeding  1990-2006  1,200-1,400 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  1990-2006  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1990-2006  1,000-1,200 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

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