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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 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus breeding  1990-2006  20-24 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  1990-2006  60-70 individuals  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  10-20 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
DunÄ Birds Directive 18,750 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Stepa Saraiu - Horea - ROSPA0101 Birds Directive 4,183 protected area overlaps with site 3,908  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stepa Saraiu - Horea. Downloaded from on 19/04/2015

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