The site includes a lake, deciduous forest and both wet and dry grassland. At the end of the lake is a 1-2 ha area of reed Phragmites and Salix scrub. The shores of the lake are dominated by grassland and Prunus spinosa scrub.
This is an important passage site for waterbirds and raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (10-11 passage birds), Anser erythropus (passage), Haliaeetus albicilla (2-11 wintering birds), Aquila heliaca (passage) and Crex crex (passage). A total of 189 species have been recorded.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Defileul Inferior al Mureşului. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2021.