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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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
MlaÅ Habitats Directive 251 protected area overlaps with site 103  
Habitats Directive 3,652 protected area overlaps with site 318  
PeÅ Habitats Directive 12 protected area contained by site 12  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Limanu - Herghelia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2014

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