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Danube Delta and Razelm-Sinoe complex


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 1994 10 individuals A1
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC breeding 1996 1,200 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1996 1,755 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 1996 20,000-55,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1996 100,000-300,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 1994 3,000 individuals B1i
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1994 1,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 1994 200 individuals B1i
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC breeding 1996 300 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU breeding 1996 55,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1996 3,000 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1994 10,000 individuals B1i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 1996 4,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC passage 1996 6,000 individuals B1i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC breeding 1998 30,000-80,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Common Teal Anas crecca LC passage 1996 10,000 individuals B1i
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC breeding 1996 2,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC breeding 1996 2,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1996 60 breeding pairs A1, B2
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1996 4,000 breeding pairs B3
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1996 1,000 breeding pairs B3
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus LC breeding 1996 10,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC breeding 1996 50,000-100,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1996 1,000 individuals B1i
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 1996 300 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 1996 216 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1996 1,500 breeding pairs B2
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1996 5,000 breeding pairs B2
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1998 4,400 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1998 3,200 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea LC breeding 1996 1,600 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1998 500 breeding pairs B2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1998 360 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 1998 200 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC breeding 1998 3,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 1998 6,400 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 1998 13,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1996 180 breeding pairs B2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1996 150 breeding pairs B1i
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT unknown 1996 10 individuals A1
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1996 300 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1996 10,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC breeding 1996 2,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1996 6,000-40,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1996 15,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU passage 1996 20 individuals A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 1996 80 individuals A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1996 100 individuals A1
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus LC breeding 1996 300 breeding pairs B2
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus NT breeding 1996 600 breeding pairs A4ii, B1iii, B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1996 120,000-355,000 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1996 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 442,000 protected area contains site 442,000
Danube Delta World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 312,440 protected area overlaps with site 0
Danube Delta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 647,000 protected area overlaps with site 442,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Sea -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
hunting -
forestry -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Danube Delta and Razelm-Sinoe complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/08/2020.