Site description (2000 baseline)
Lake Fundata lies in the Reviga valley. The southern part of the lake is brackish whereas the northern part is fresh and holds most of the aquatic vegetation; few fish species are present. Water depth reaches 5 m and the shores are generally steep. The lake is surrounded by arable land with a village to the east.
This is an important site for roosting, wintering and passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (passage), Branta ruficollis (wintering) and Aythya nyroca (non-breeding).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Fundata. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/lake-fundata-iba-romania on 04/12/2023.