Site description (2000 baseline)
An area of forest found on the Niculiþel and Babadag hills. The forest is dominated by Quercus but includes Tilia, Ulmus, Populus, and Acer, with forest composition primarily dependent upon the slope aspect. The valleys contain grasslands and areas under agriculture.
The site is particularly important for breeding raptors and for woodland species in general. Raptors also occur in large numbers on passage. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (2-4 breeding pairs).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Niculitel and Babadag forest. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/niculitel-and-babadag-forest-iba-romania on 07/12/2023.