|Central coordinates||23o 34.13' East 43o 48.13' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, C1, C2, C3, B1i|
|Altitude||29 - 41m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Ornithological information The island is an important resting place for Pelecanus crispus (which uses sandy areas) and Phalacrocorax carbo during the breeding season and migration. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (min. 15 in winter), Aythya nyroca (min. 3 on passage).
Site description A newly formed island on kilometre 715 of the River Danube. The island is sandy, encloses a small lake, and is covered by forest of Salix and Populus in the central part. Human activities include firewood-collection during the summer (`Other' land-use, below) and recreation, as well as boat-traffic in surrounding waters.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||non-breeding||1996||40-210 individuals||good||A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2||Vulnerable|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||passage||1996||150-252 individuals||good||A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2||Vulnerable|
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo||non-breeding||1996||184-1,800 individuals||good||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo||passage||1996||600-2,300 individuals||good||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Island near Gorni Tzibar - BG0002008||Birds Directive||218||is identical to site||218|
|Tzibar - BG0000199||Habitats Directive||2,972||protected area contains site||218|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest||40%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||1%|
|Coastline||Inland sand dunes||59%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The main problems are afforestation of the sandy areas with Salix, and disturbance of nesting birds by human activities during the summer.
Protection status National None International None
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