An area of low hills on the Central Moldavian Plateau. The area is predominantly covered by deciduous forests with Fagus dominant at higher altitudes and Quercus on lower slopes. There are also patches of grassland, agricultural fields, and a few orchards and vineyards.
This is an important site for migratory species, particularly raptors such as Pernis apivorus, Milvus milvus and Aquila pomarina. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Circus macrourus (passage). A total of 210 species have been recorded.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bârnova woodland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2020.