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Location Romania, Giurgiu
Central coordinates 26o 9.67' East  44o 1.44' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 15,936 ha
Altitude 15 - 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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1990-2006  120-133 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  24-31 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  1990-2006  22-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1990-2006  12-14 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  1990-2006  40-60 breeding pairs  good  C2  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1990-2006  34 individuals  good  C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus winter  1990-2006  240-300 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus passage  1990-2006  200-500 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1990-2006  2-3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Osprey Pandion haliaetus passage  1990-2006  20 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus passage  1990-2006  40-70 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sterna albifrons passage  1990-2006  60-70 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  40-45 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Comana - ROSCI0043 Habitats Directive 25,326 protected area overlaps with site 918  
Comana - ROSPA0022 Birds Directive 24,950 protected area overlaps with site 918  
Ostrovu Lung - Gostinu - ROSPA0090 Birds Directive 2,489 protected area contained by site 2,489  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ostrovu Lung - Gostinu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014

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