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Location Romania, Tulcea
Central coordinates 28o 35.73' East  44o 51.94' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 49,414 ha
Altitude 9 - 402m
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  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1990-2006  40-70 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus breeding  1990-2006  40-60 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1990-2006  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1990-2006  8-16 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1990-2006  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1990-2006  14-16 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  400-500 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1990-2006  500-620 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka breeding  1990-2006  30-60 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Delta DunÄ Birds Directive 511,921 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Birds Directive 58,433 protected area overlaps with site 44,428  
PodiÅ Habitats Directive 87,229 protected area overlaps with site 34,847  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Babadag wood. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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