Niculitel and Babadag forest

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1992 100-200 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1992 16-20 breeding pairs B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 1992 10 individuals A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1992 60-100 breeding pairs B2
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1992 1,000-2,000 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Valea Fagilor Nature Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 11


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Niculitel and Babadag forest. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.