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Dobrogei gorge


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1990-2006 2,000 individuals C1, C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1990-2006 60-80 breeding pairs C6
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC passage 1990-2006 120 individuals C6
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 1990-2006 12-18 breeding pairs C6
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 1990-2006 2 breeding pairs C1, C6
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 1990-2006 10 individuals C1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1990-2006 60-70 individuals C1, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1990-2006 1-2 breeding pairs C6
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1990-2006 7-12 breeding pairs C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1990-2006 5-6 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1990-2006 70-80 breeding pairs C1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 1990-2006 17-23 breeding pairs C1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU passage 1990-2006 200-300 individuals C1
Merlin Falco columbarius LC winter 1990-2006 12-15 individuals C6
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 1990-2006 3 breeding pairs C1, C6
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN passage 1990-2006 10 individuals C1
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1990-2006 120-130 breeding pairs C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC breeding 1990-2006 1,200-2,000 breeding pairs C6
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla LC breeding 1990-2006 300-400 breeding pairs C6
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka LC breeding 1990-2006 70-80 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1990-2006 2,000-5,000 breeding pairs C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1990-2006 300-400 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Recifii Jurasici Cheia Rezervatie naturala 385 protected area contained by site 0
Recifii Jurasici Cheia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,654 protected area overlaps with site 5,134
Peștera La Adam Monument al naturii 36 protected area contained by site 0
Peștera Gura Dobrogei Monument al naturii 37 protected area contained by site 0
Gura Dobrogei Nature reserve 238 protected area contained by site 0
Cheile Dobrogei Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,917 protected area overlaps with site 10,351


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dobrogei gorge. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/dobrogei-gorge-iba-romania on 21/02/2024.