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Location Romania, Constanta
Central coordinates 27o 26.24' East  44o 4.69' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C4, C6
Area 3,002 ha
Altitude 8 - 45m
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  230 individuals  good  C1  Endangered 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1990-2006  120-130 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea breeding  1990-2006  4-5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  24-35 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1990-2006  163 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus passage  1990-2006  270-340 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia passage  1990-2006  310-360 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  1990-2006  80-120 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides passage  1990-2006  234-340 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus passage  1990-2006  630-700 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1990-2006  66-73 individuals  good  C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1990-2006  631-700 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1990-2006  800-900 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1990-2006  24-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Himantopus himantopus passage  1990-2006  340 individuals  good  C2  Not Recognised 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1990-2006  12-14 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1990-2006  450 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1990-2006  3-20 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola passage  1990-2006  200-400 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus passage  1990-2006  400-600 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons passage  1990-2006  400 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida passage  1990-2006  2,000 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)  
Lacul Bugeac - ROSPA0053 Birds Directive 1,390 protected area contained by site 1,390  
Habitats Directive 3,258 protected area overlaps with site 2,621  

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