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Location Romania, Timis
Central coordinates 21o 1.91' East  45o 55.09' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 2,797 ha
Altitude 77 - 120m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description A remnant wetland associated with the Ier river. Extensive areas of reedbed (Phragmites) are interspersed with open water; wet meadows occur in the surrounds. Salix trees and bushes provide breeding sites for herons.

Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding and passage waterbirds, particularly herons and ducks. There are 69-75 breeding species and a further 79 species have been recorded on passage. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5-15 breeding pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  10-12 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1990-2006  10-15 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1990-2006  5-8 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Satchinez Bird Reserve Nature Reserve 236 protected area contained by site 236  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  93%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National High International None236 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Satchinez Bird Reserve, 236 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Satchinez marsh. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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