Danube loess bluffs

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2008-2013 min 1,000 individuals B3a
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 2008-2013 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus LC breeding 2008-2013 60-90 breeding pairs B1b
Collared Sand Martin Riparia riparia LC breeding 2008-2013 1,500-2,500 breeding pairs B1b

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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Danube loess bluffs. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021.