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Location Romania, Braila,Buzau,Ialomita
Central coordinates 27o 21.66' East  44o 48.05' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 26,996 ha
Altitude 36 - 62m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description This brackish lake reaches a maximum depth of 12 m. The shores are a mixture of mud and sand covered with halophytic vegetation.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding and passage wildfowl, waders and gulls (Laridae). Ducks use the site for moulting. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (8 breeding pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1990-2006  240 individuals  good  C1  Vulnerable 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus passage  1990-2006  120 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1990-2006  20-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1990-2006  36-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1990-2006  12 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  80%
Artificial - terrestrial   20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Tataru. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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