Lake Tataru

Country/territory: Romania

IBA criteria met: C1, C2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 26,996 ha

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
This brackish lake reaches a maximum depth of 12 m. The shores are a mixture of mud and sand covered with halophytic vegetation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and passage wildfowl, waders and gulls (Laridae). Ducks use the site for moulting. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (8 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Tataru. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.