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Dobrogei gorge


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
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1990-2006 2,000 individuals C1, C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1990-2006 60-80 breeding pairs C6
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC passage 1990-2006 120 individuals C6
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 1990-2006 2 breeding pairs C1, C6
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 1990-2006 10 individuals C1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1990-2006 60-70 individuals C1, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1990-2006 1-2 breeding pairs C6
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1990-2006 7-12 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1990-2006 5-6 breeding pairs C6
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 1990-2006 12-18 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1990-2006 70-80 breeding pairs C1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 1990-2006 17-23 breeding pairs C1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU passage 1990-2006 200-300 individuals C1
Merlin Falco columbarius LC winter 1990-2006 12-15 individuals C6
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 1990-2006 3 breeding pairs C1, C6
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN passage 1990-2006 10 individuals C1
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1990-2006 120-130 breeding pairs C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC breeding 1990-2006 1,200-2,000 breeding pairs C6
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla LC breeding 1990-2006 300-400 breeding pairs C6
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka LC breeding 1990-2006 70-80 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1990-2006 2,000-5,000 breeding pairs C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1990-2006 300-400 breeding pairs C6

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)
Recifii Jurasici Cheia Rezervatie naturala 385 protected area contained by site 0
Recifii Jurasici Cheia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,654 protected area overlaps with site 5,134
Peștera La Adam Monument al naturii 36 protected area contained by site 0
Peștera Gura Dobrogei Monument al naturii 37 protected area contained by site 0
Gura Dobrogei Nature reserve 238 protected area contained by site 0
Cheile Dobrogei Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,917 protected area overlaps with site 10,351


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dobrogei gorge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2022.