Lake Bugeac

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-2006 120-130 individuals C2, C6
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1990-2006 230 individuals C1
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 1990-2006 4-5 breeding pairs C6
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1990-2006 24-35 breeding pairs C1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1990-2006 163 individuals C1
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC passage 1990-2006 310-360 individuals C2
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC passage 1990-2006 270-340 individuals C2
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1990-2006 80-120 breeding pairs C2, C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC passage 1990-2006 234-340 individuals C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1990-2006 66-73 individuals C1, C2, C6
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 1990-2006 630-700 individuals C2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1990-2006 631-700 individuals C2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC passage 1990-2006 800-900 individuals C2
Himantopus himantopus NR breeding 1990-2006 24-40 breeding pairs C6
Himantopus himantopus NR passage 1990-2006 340 individuals C2
Charadrius alexandrinus NR breeding 1990-2006 12-14 breeding pairs C6
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 1990-2006 450 individuals C1
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 1990-2006 3-20 breeding pairs C6
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC passage 1990-2006 200-400 individuals C2, C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 1990-2006 400-600 individuals C2, C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1990-2006 400 individuals C2, C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC passage 1990-2006 2,000 individuals C2
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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Padurea Eseschioi - Lacul Bugeac Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,967 protected area overlaps with site 2,621
Lacul Bugeac Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,705 protected area contained by site 1,390

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Bugeac. Downloaded from on 21/02/2020.