Lake Beibugeac (Plopu)

Country/territory: Romania

IBA Criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 248 ha

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description
A shallow brackish lake with a maximum depth of 1.5 m. The water-level and lake area varies considerably depending upon the amount of rainfall. Along the western shore there is a narrow fringe of reed Phragmites. Natural grassland, agricultural land and human settlements surround the IBA.

Key biodiversity
This is an important wintering site for Anatidae and is also a breeding site for waders including Himantopus himantopus and Recurvirostra avosetta. Passage species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus and Aythya nyroca.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Beibugeac (Plopu). Downloaded from on 09/12/2022.