Balta Mică a Brăilei

Country/territory: Romania

IBA Criteria met: C1, C2, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 24,944 ha

Protection status:

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description
A wetland complex of many lakes linked by canals and marshes, situated in the Danube valley. There are open grassy areas with lines of Salix trees and also areas of riverine forest. The water-level varies according to the Danube's level and spring floods are common. The island also has agricultural crops, meadows and pasture. There are only a few small human settlements.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds and breeding wetland passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Balta Mică a Brăilei. Downloaded from on 21/01/2021.