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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
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 
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 
Egretta garzetta breeding  1990-2006  320-340 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Not Recognised 
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   
Osprey Pandion haliaetus passage  1990-2006  20 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 

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