Hagieni forest

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1990-2006 66-90 breeding pairs C6
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 1990-2006 10-13 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1990-2006 9-11 breeding pairs C6
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1990-2006 30-40 individuals C1, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1990-2006 2 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC winter 1990-2006 80-100 individuals C6
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1990-2006 15-18 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1990-2006 3-4 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1990-2006 40-44 breeding pairs C1
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus LC breeding 1990-2006 120 breeding pairs C6
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 1990-2006 13-21 breeding pairs C1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU passage 1990-2006 200-300 individuals C1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 1990-2006 1 breeding pairs C1
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1990-2006 210-220 breeding pairs C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC breeding 1990-2006 600-700 breeding pairs C6
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla LC breeding 1990-2006 120-140 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1990-2006 1,300-2,000 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Pădurea Hagieni - Cotul Văii Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,680 protected area overlaps with site 1,289
Pădurea Hagieni Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,415 protected area overlaps with site 418
Pădurea Hagieni Rezervatie naturala 470 protected area contained by site 0
Hagieni R Nature Reserve 393 protected area contained by site 393


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -

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