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Location Romania, Constanta
Central coordinates 28o 27.11' East  44o 29.70' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 11,066 ha
Altitude 15 - 193m
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
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1990-2006  2,000 individuals  good  C1, C2, C6  Endangered 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1990-2006  3 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Endangered 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  17-23 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug passage  1990-2006  10 individuals  good  C1  Endangered 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus passage  1990-2006  200-300 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Merlin Falco columbarius winter  1990-2006  12-15 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1990-2006  7-12 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1990-2006  2 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Vulnerable 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus breeding  1990-2006  12-18 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1990-2006  1-2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1990-2006  5-6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca passage  1990-2006  10 individuals  good  C1  Vulnerable 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  1990-2006  60-70 individuals  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1990-2006  60-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola passage  1990-2006  120 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  70-80 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  1990-2006  120-130 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra breeding  1990-2006  1,200-2,000 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla breeding  1990-2006  300-400 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka breeding  1990-2006  70-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1990-2006  2,000-5,000 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1990-2006  300-400 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cheile Dobrogei - ROSPA0019 Birds Directive 10,922 protected area overlaps with site 10,351  
Recifii Jurasici Cheia - ROSCI0215 Habitats Directive 5,134 protected area contained by site 5,134  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dobrogei gorge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014

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