Lake Siutghiol

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
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1990-2006 120 individuals C1
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 1990-2006 300-400 individuals C2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1990-2006 500 individuals C2, C6
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 1990-2006 2,000 individuals C2
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC passage 1990-2006 16 individuals C6
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 1990-2006 20-23 breeding pairs C1
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka LC breeding 1990-2006 50-60 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lacul Siutghiol Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,859 protected area contained by site 1,886


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Siutghiol. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.