Pozharevo Island

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An island located between kilometres 424-423 in the River Danube, covered by seasonally flooded forest of Salix and Populus. There are sandbars near the banks. Human activities include hunting during the winter.

Key biodiversity
The island is important for its breeding colonies of Phalacrocorax pygmeus, Nycticorax nycticorax and Ardeola ralloides, and for the large numbers of some wintering waterbirds, notably of the globally threatened Pelecanus crispus and Branta ruficollis. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Platalea leucorodia (1-2 pairs).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main problem is disturbance of nesting birds by bird- ringers.

Protected areas
National Partial International None71 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape (Maluk Pozarevo, 71 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pozharevo Island. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.