Country/territory: Romania

IBA Criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 27,482 ha

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description
A natural lake situated near to the Danube river, and supplied by the Desnatui and Baboia rivers. There is limited aquatic vegetation; mudflats occur in neighbouring marshy areas. The lake is managed for pisciculture.

Key biodiversity
This is an important breeding and stop-over site for large numbers of waterbirds; also utilized by non-breeding waterbirds as a feeding area. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (2-20 wintering birds), Aythya nyroca (10-15 passage birds) and Haliaeetus albicilla (1-2 passage birds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bistreţ. Downloaded from on 05/07/2022.