Site description (2000 baseline)
The site includes the largest natural lake on the Romanian plain, associated with the Neajlov river. Approximately 75% of its surface is covered by reedbeds (Phragmites). The shallow waters increase in depth during periods of flood; intense silting is taking place. An area of forest lies to the south of the lake.
This is an important site for breeding and passage waterbirds. 212 species have been recorded from the lake and forest. Passage species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus, Pelecanus crispus and Gallinago media.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Comana. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/comana-iba-romania on 23/09/2023.