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Location Romania, Iasi,Moldavia,Vaslui
Central coordinates 27o 40.76' East  47o 1.88' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 15,690 ha
Altitude 80 - 416m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description An area of low hills on the Central Moldavian Plateau. The area is predominantly covered by deciduous forests with Fagus dominant at higher altitudes and Quercus on lower slopes. There are also patches of grassland, agricultural fields, and a few orchards and vineyards.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for migratory species, particularly raptors such as Pernis apivorus, Milvus milvus and Aquila pomarina. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Circus macrourus (passage). A total of 210 species have been recorded.

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  10-15 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990-2006  20-22 breeding pairs  good  C1  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1990-2006  10-15 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  80%
Shrubland   6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 50%
not utilised 40%
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bârnova woodland. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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