Retezat Mountains

Country/territory: Romania

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 37,821 ha

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description
A mountainous area in the south-eastern Carpathians supporting a diversity of habitat-types. Fagus and Abies forests predominate with dwarf Pinus scrub at the treeline and alpine pastures above that.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for species associated with open alpine habitats and extensive montane Fagus and coniferous forests.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Retezat Mountains. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.