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Location Romania, Constanta
Central coordinates 28o 31.59' East  43o 48.83' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 1,376 ha
Altitude 1 - 48m
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 winter  1990-2006  400 individuals  good  C1  Endangered 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1990-2006  60 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus winter  1990-2006  64 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  1990-2006  8 individuals  good  C1  Endangered 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1990-2006  60-90 individuals  good  C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1990-2006  260 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1990-2006  30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei passage  1990-2006  43 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus passage  1990-2006  5,500-6,000 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus passage  1990-2006  1,200-1,400 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons passage  1990-2006  200 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra breeding  1990-2006  300 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla breeding  1990-2006  120 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Limanu - Herghelia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2015

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