Black Sea

Country/territory: Romania

IBA criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 142,955 ha

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
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.

Key biodiversity
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Black Sea. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.