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Location Romania, Constanta,Tulcea
Central coordinates 28o 24.30' East  44o 45.24' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 32,033 ha
Altitude 60 - 332m
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
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1990-2006  1-2 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Endangered 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  29-36 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus passage  1990-2006  200-300 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus breeding  1990-2006  20-24 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1990-2006  9-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus winter  1990-2006  90-100 individuals  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  1990-2006  60-70 individuals  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1990-2006  45-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  60-70 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  1990-2006  210-240 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra breeding  1990-2006  2,200-2,500 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla breeding  1990-2006  600-700 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1990-2006  3,600-5,000 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high not assessed low

Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Birds Directive 58,433 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
PodiÅ Habitats Directive 87,229 protected area overlaps with site 11,385  
Stepa Casimcea - ROSPA0100 Birds Directive 22,213 protected area contained by site 22,213  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stepa Casimcea. Downloaded from on 03/05/2015

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