Parches-Somova wetland

Country/territory: Romania

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 3,100 ha

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description
An area of lakes and reedbeds (Phragmites) bordered by the Danube and situated upstream from Tulcea. Reedbeds cover approximately 65% of the site; a few Salix trees and Populus plantations occur along the Danube. Human activities include fishing and reed-harvesting by local people (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding and passage waterbirds, with a bird fauna similar to that of the Danube delta. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (20 passage birds) and Aythya nyroca (18 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parches-Somova wetland. Downloaded from on 09/12/2022.