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Lake Oltina


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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-2006 120-130 individuals C2, C6
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 1990-2006 700-1,200 individuals C1, C2, C6
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1990-2006 700-1,200 individuals C1, C2, C6
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-2006 7,000-12,000 individuals C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1990-2006 7,000-12,000 individuals C3
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 1990-2006 11-18 breeding pairs C6
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1990-2006 24-35 breeding pairs C1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1990-2006 216-344 individuals C1
Anas crecca NR winter 1990-2006 11,100-14,000 individuals C3
Anas crecca NR passage 1990-2006 11,100-14,000 individuals C3
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC passage 1990-2006 310-360 individuals C2
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC passage 1990-2006 270-340 individuals C2
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1990-2006 80-120 breeding pairs C2, C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC passage 1990-2006 234-340 individuals C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1990-2006 69-73 individuals C1, C2, C6
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 1990-2006 630-700 individuals C2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC passage 1990-2006 500-600 individuals C2
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1990-2006 24-40 breeding pairs C6
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC breeding 1990-2006 12-14 breeding pairs C6
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 1990-2006 450-1,360 individuals C1
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC passage 1990-2006 200-400 individuals C2, C6
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC passage 1990-2006 14,000-16,000 individuals C3
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 1990-2006 400-600 individuals C2, C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC passage 1990-2006 2,000 individuals C2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1990-2006 44-50 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-2006 20,000 individuals C4

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Pădurea și Valea Canaraua Fetii - Iortmac Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,637 protected area overlaps with site 3,199
Lacul Oltina Nature reserve 2,412 protected area contained by site 0
Lacul Oltina Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,310 protected area overlaps with site 3,199
Dunăre - Ostroave Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,244 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Canaralele Dunării Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 26,110 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Băneasa - Canaraua Fetei Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,102 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Oltina. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2021.