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Location Romania, Calarasi,Ialomita
Central coordinates 27o 48.66' East  44o 19.90' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 21,205 ha
Altitude 6 - 71m
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
Osprey Pandion haliaetus passage  1990-2006  20 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1990-2006  8,000-9,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1990-2006  600-800 individuals  good  C1, C6  Endangered 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  100-120 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1990-2006  300-400 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1990-2006  9-12 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia passage  1990-2006  4,000-7,000 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  1990-2006  120-130 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus passage  1990-2006  230-400 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  1990-2006  144-160 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Egretta garzetta breeding  1990-2006  320-340 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Not Recognised 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1990-2006  470-520 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  1990-2006  90-100 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1990-2006  90-110 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1990-2006  240 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1990-2006  300 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  18-21 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1990-2006  1-2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons passage  1990-2006  400 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  70-80 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1990-2006  80-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon breeding  1990-2006  120-150 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1990-2006  20,000-26,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
BraÅ Birds Directive 13,090 protected area contained by site 13,090  
Canaralele DunÄ Habitats Directive 26,064 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
DunÄ Birds Directive 16,212 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Braţul Borcea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/11/2014

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