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Location Romania, Giurgiu
Central coordinates 25o 42.56' East  43o 44.89' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 22,889 ha
Altitude 14 - 90m
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  25-34 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1990-2006  300-400 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1990-2006  8-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  1990-2006  50-60 breeding pairs  good  C2  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus winter  1990-2006  240 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus passage  1990-2006  1,000 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  1990-2006  1,500 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1990-2006  450-3,000 individuals  good  C1, C3  Near Threatened 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus passage  1990-2006  20,000-34,000 individuals  good  C3  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)  
Gura Vedei - Saica - Slobozia - ROSCI0088 Habitats Directive 5,813 protected area overlaps with site 5,138  
Vedea - DunÄ Birds Directive 22,866 is identical to site 22,349  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vedea - Dunăre. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014

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