IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1990-2006 150-200 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1990-2006 22-36 breeding pairs C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 1990-2006 5,000-8,000 individuals C6
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC passage 1990-2006 4,000-6,000 individuals C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1990-2006 400-450 breeding pairs C2, C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1990-2006 30-40 breeding pairs C1
Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria LC breeding 1990-2006 100-140 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-2006 20,000 individuals C4

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Maglavit Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,642 protected area contains site 3,441
Dunărea la Gârla Mare - Maglavit Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,488 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maglavit. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.