Limanu - Herghelia

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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 1990-2006 8 individuals C1
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-2006 60 individuals C2, C6
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 1990-2006 400 individuals C1
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1990-2006 64 individuals C2, C6
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1990-2006 60-90 individuals C1, C2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1990-2006 260 individuals C2
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1990-2006 30 breeding pairs C6
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 1990-2006 1,200-1,400 individuals C2
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC passage 1990-2006 43 individuals C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 1990-2006 5,500-6,000 individuals C2, C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1990-2006 200 individuals C2, C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC breeding 1990-2006 300 breeding pairs C6
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla LC breeding 1990-2006 120 breeding pairs C6

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)
Peștera Limanu Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 21 protected area overlaps with site 12
Peștera Limanu Natural monument 13 protected area contained by site 0
Pădurea Hagieni - Cotul Văii Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,680 protected area overlaps with site 318
Pădurea Hagieni Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,415 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mlaștina Hergheliei - Obanul Mare și Peștera Movilei Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 232 protected area overlaps with site 103
Mlaștina Hergheliei Nature reserve 121 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limanu - Herghelia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 881 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Limanu - Herghelia. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.