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Location Romania, Calarasi
Central coordinates 27o 15.29' East  44o 12.69' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 3,986 ha
Altitude 15 - 21m
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  8,000-29,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1990-2006  1,000-5,200 individuals  good  C1, C2, C6  Endangered 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1990-2006  120-143 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  80-120 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1990-2006  130-240 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Smew Mergellus albellus passage  1990-2006  45-54 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus passage  1990-2006  250-270 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia winter  1990-2006  190-310 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus winter  1990-2006  630-900 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  1990-2006  120-144 individuals  good  C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1990-2006  300-400 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1990-2006  170-400 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1990-2006  12-16 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  32,000-60,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Iezerul CÄ Birds Directive 4,022 protected area overlaps with site 2,192  
OlteniÅ Habitats Directive 11,930 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Iezerul Călăraşi. Downloaded from on 04/05/2015

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