Lake Strachina

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 passage 1990-2006 100-120 individuals C2
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1990-2006 600-700 individuals C1, C6
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1990-2006 2,000 individuals C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-2006 6,000-8,400 individuals C3
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1990-2006 2-20 individuals C6
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1990-2006 35-50 breeding pairs C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1990-2006 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1990-2006 24-30 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1990-2006 60 individuals C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC passage 1990-2006 3,000-7,000 individuals C2
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC passage 1990-2006 120 individuals C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1990-2006 150-400 individuals C2
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 1990-2006 400-600 individuals C1
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon LC breeding 1990-2006 90-110 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-2006 25,000-28,000 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lacul Strachina Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,016 protected area overlaps with site 1,065


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Strachina. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.