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Location Romania, Alba,Bihor,Cluj
Central coordinates 22o 47.93' East  46o 36.90' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 94,671 ha
Altitude 338 - 1,842m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society



Site description The site is situated in the northern part of the Apuseni mountains. Forest predominates, with deciduous forest composed mainly of Quercus and Carpinus, mixed forest of Fagus and Abies, and coniferous forest of Abies and Juniperus. Grasslands and small agricultural fields are also present, and a large reservoir is situated on the western boundary. The area is well populated and is a popular tourist destination.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1990-2006  350-420 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Falco peregrinus breeding  1990-2006  2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  1990-2006  2-3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990-2006  10-30 breeding pairs  good  C1  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  1990-2006  70-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1990-2006  8-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1990-2006  50-60 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1990-2006  150-210 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Dendrocopos leucotos breeding  1990-2006  170-210 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1990-2006  140-160 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  1990-2006  160-200 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva breeding  1990-2006  1,500-2,100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1990-2006  11,000-16,000 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Apuseni - ROSCI0002 Habitats Directive 76,150 protected area contained by site 76,150  
Buteasa - ROSCI0016 Habitats Directive 457 protected area contained by site 457  
MunÅ Birds Directive 96,229 protected area contains site 94,671  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  70%
Shrubland   6%
Grassland   10%
Coastline   10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 15%
tourism/recreation 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Padiş - Vlădeasa mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014

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