Ibisha Island

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An island on kilometre 717 of the River Danube, covered by seasonally flooded forest of Alnus, Salix and Populus. The western part of the island is a sandy clearing, covered by a plantation of Populus. Human activities include intensive forest management in the plantation.

Key biodiversity
The island supports the largest nesting colonies of herons and cormorants in the country, being especially important for its large numbers of Phalacrocorax pygmeus, Nycticorax nycticorax, Ardeola ralloides and Platalea leucorodia.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main problem is disturbance to nesting birds caused by people visiting the island during the breeding season. There is some illegal cutting of trees in the reserve.

Protected areas
National Partial International None34 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Ibisha, 34 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ibisha Island. Downloaded from on 20/10/2020.