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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1990-2006 60-100 breeding pairs C1, C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1990-2006 6-10 breeding pairs C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1990-2006 90-160 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 1990-2006 160-200 breeding pairs C2, C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1990-2006 30-40 breeding pairs C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1990-2006 60-100 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1990-2006 30-40 breeding pairs C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1990-2006 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 1990-2006 200-400 breeding pairs C2, C6
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1990-2006 44-96 individuals C1, C2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC passage 1990-2006 200-500 individuals C2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1990-2006 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1990-2006 80-100 breeding pairs C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 1990-2006 8,000-10,000 individuals C6
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC passage 1990-2006 1,000-2,200 individuals C6
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC passage 1990-2006 100,000-200,000 individuals C3
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC passage 1990-2006 2,500-3,000 individuals C2
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC passage 1990-2006 10,000-20,000 individuals C3
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)
Suhaia Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 19,594 protected area overlaps with site 0
Suhaia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,516 protected area overlaps with site 1,250
Corabia - Turnu Măgurele Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,354 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Suhaia. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.