The site includes the narrow sand beach of Chituc and associated coastal waters; there is very little tidal fluctuation. There are only two temporary fishing settlements along a 22 km stretch of coastline.
An important area for wintering wildfowl, holding 20,000 or more on a regular basis. Wintering species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca, Oxyura leucocephala and Haliaeetus albicilla.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Black Sea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/01/2023.