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Location Romania, Constanta,Dobrogea
Central coordinates 28o 26.33' East  43o 48.09' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 1,525 ha
Altitude 15 - 51m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description An isolated area of forest in a steppe zone, dominated by Quercus. The forest contains many small clearings with wetlands and patches of grassland.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding forest species and migrating passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (4-8 passage birds).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1990-2006  1 breeding pairs  good  C1  Endangered 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  13-21 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus passage  1990-2006  200-300 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1990-2006  2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1990-2006  15-18 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1990-2006  9-11 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus winter  1990-2006  80-100 individuals  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  1990-2006  30-40 individuals  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Milvus migrans breeding  1990-2006  3-4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Buteo rufinus breeding  1990-2006  10-13 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1990-2006  66-90 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  40-44 breeding pairs  good  C1  Least Concern 
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus breeding  1990-2006  120 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  1990-2006  210-220 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra breeding  1990-2006  600-700 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla breeding  1990-2006  120-140 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1990-2006  1,300-2,000 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hagieni R Nature Reserve 393 protected area contained by site 393  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  65%
Shrubland   10%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 20%
hunting 10%
nature conservation and research 70%

Protection status National Partial International None393 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Hagieni, 393 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hagieni forest. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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