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Location Romania, Moldavia
Central coordinates 27o 19.45' East  47o 23.19' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 17,387 ha
Altitude 41 - 174m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society



Site description The site includes a series of fish-ponds associated with the rivers Jijia and Miletin and a reservoir used for irrigation. The northern and eastern shores of the reservoir are reinforced with concrete; the southern shore supports cereal cultivation. The western shore is marshy, with c.450 ha of reedbed (Phragmites). The Jijia plain is subject to flooding; grassland and agricultural land comprise the surrounds. The site also includes the Borsa and Catachi forests.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1990-2006  20-30 individuals  good  C1, C6  Vulnerable 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1990-2006  5,000-7,500 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1990-2006  12,500-14,500 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1990-2006  2,500-3,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1990-2006  2,000-2,700 individuals  good  C1, C2  Near Threatened 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia passage  1990-2006  2,500-5,000 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  1990-2006  30-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  30-40 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1990-2006  2-4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1990-2006  18-25 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1990-2006  350-600 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media passage  1990-2006  20-50 individuals  good  C6  Near Threatened 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  1990-2006  11-13 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1990-2006  4,500-6,000 individuals  good  C1, C3  Near Threatened 
Ruff Calidris pugnax passage  1990-2006  3,600-4,500 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1990-2006  60-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1990-2006  15-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  22,000-24,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
EleÅ Birds Directive 19,419 protected area overlaps with site 15,061  
Habitats Directive 10,976 protected area overlaps with site 6,812  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   10%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  87%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 70%
hunting 10%
water management 20%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jijiei şi Miletinului fish-ponds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2014

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