AVIFAUNA OF NATURA 2000 “GRUIA - GÂRLA MARE” WINTER-SPRING PUBLISHEDAlexandru C. BIRĂU, Dan STĂNESCU, Alma L. NICOLIN None email@example.com
This paper presents observations on avifauna in the “Gruia – Gârla Mare” Special Bird Protection Area (ROSPA0046) collected during winter and spring. Data complete information published in the first part of the study AVIFAUNA OF NATURA 2000 “GRUIA – GÂRLA MARE” SUMMER FALL (Birău et al., 2017) to provide a general view of SPA avifauna with a complete list of species during one year. Thus, 50 more species join the 111 species already observed in the first part of the study. The methods used in the inventory and mapping of bird species are full counting of water species, counting from observation points, and transects. The list of species observed is of importance given that there is no complete inventory of bird species for this protected area constantly made during an entire year. Information contain data that can be used in establishing the avifauna biodiversity of the area, species dynamics and populations depending on season, and it is the basis for future research of migration periods and of climate change on species, the importance of conserving habitats and maintaining populations, and the importance of species groups for natural and demi-natural ecosystems of the protected area.