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Location Romania, Constanta
Central coordinates 27o 38.11' East  44o 8.96' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 3,199 ha
Altitude 8 - 120m
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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1990-2006  7,000-12,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1990-2006  7,000-12,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1990-2006  700-1,200 individuals  good  C1, C2, C6  Endangered 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1990-2006  700-1,200 individuals  good  C1, C2, C6  Endangered 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1990-2006  120-130 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea breeding  1990-2006  11-18 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca winter  1990-2006  11,100-14,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  1990-2006  11,100-14,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  24-35 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1990-2006  216-344 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  69-73 individuals  good  C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus passage  1990-2006  500-600 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus breeding  1990-2006  24-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1990-2006  12-14 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1990-2006  450-1,360 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola passage  1990-2006  200-400 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus passage  1990-2006  14,000-16,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus passage  1990-2006  400-600 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Little Gull Larus minutus passage  1990-2006  400-800 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1990-2006  44-50 breeding pairs  good  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)  
Canaralele DunÄ Habitats Directive 26,064 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
DunÄ Birds Directive 16,212 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Lacul Oltina - ROSPA0056 Birds Directive 3,541 protected area contains site 3,199  
Habitats Directive 14,473 protected area contains site 3,199  

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