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Location Romania, Muntenia
Central coordinates 25o 10.04' East  43o 42.99' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 19,594 ha
Altitude 17 - 40m
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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  60-100 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1990-2006  6-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1990-2006  90-160 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  1990-2006  160-200 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Egretta garzetta breeding  1990-2006  200-400 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Not Recognised 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1990-2006  60-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1990-2006  30-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1990-2006  30-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  1990-2006  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1990-2006  44-96 individuals  good  C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1990-2006  200-500 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1990-2006  80-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1990-2006  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola passage  1990-2006  1,000-2,200 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax passage  1990-2006  8,000-10,000 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans passage  1990-2006  10,000-20,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus passage  1990-2006  100,000-200,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger passage  1990-2006  2,500-3,000 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  20,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Suhaia - ROSPA0102 Birds Directive 1,250 protected area contained by site 1,250  

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

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