RO035
Giurgeu Depression


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC breeding 1990-2006 250-280 breeding pairs C6
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC breeding 1990-2006 150-190 individuals C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1990-2006 180-250 breeding pairs C1, C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC breeding 1990-2006 30-40 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC breeding 1990-2006 200-220 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1990-2006 35-45 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC winter 1990-2006 40-50 individuals C6
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC breeding 1990-2006 140-170 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valea Chiuruților Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,245 protected area contained by site 0
Tinovul de la Dealul Albinelor Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 30 protected area contained by site 21
Seaca Nature reserve 1,187 protected area contained by site 0
Piemontul Nyires Rezervatie naturala 16 protected area contained by site 0
Peștera Șugău Monument al naturii 23 protected area contained by site 0
Pârâul Barlangos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 66 protected area contained by site 66
Mlaștina după Luncă Rezervatie naturala 40 protected area contained by site 0
Mlaștina după Luncă Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 428 protected area contained by site 300
Mlaștina cea Mare Rezervatie naturala 35 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lacul Dracului Rezervatie naturala 20 protected area overlaps with site 0
Harghita Mădăraș Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,322 protected area overlaps with site 0
Depresiunea și Munții Giurgeului Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 87,866 protected area overlaps with site 58,198
Călimani - Gurghiu Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 135,257 protected area overlaps with site 15,244
Borzont Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 272 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Giurgeu Depression. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2021.