Cefa Natural Park

The Cefa Natural Park (Romanian: Parcul Natural Cefa) is a protected area (natural park category V IUCN) situated in Romania, on the administrative territory of Bihor County.

Cefa Natural Park
Parcul Natural Cefa
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Cefa Natural Park
Map showing the location of Cefa Natural Park
Location within Romania
Location Romania
Actual Bihor county CoA.png Bihor County
Nearest cityOradea
Coordinates46°53′31″N 21°39′50″E / 46.892°N 21.664°E[1]Coordinates: 46°53′31″N 21°39′50″E / 46.892°N 21.664°E[1]
Area5.002 hectares (12.36 acres)


The Natural Park is located at the west limit of the Bihor county with Hungary, on the Pannonian-Bulgarian migration corridor, one of the main bird migration corridors in Europe.


Cefa Natural Park with an area of 5.005 ha[2] was declared natural protected area by the Government Decision Number 1217 of December 02, 2010 (published in Romanian Official Paper Number 840 of December 15, 2010)[3] and represents a large area with swamps, canals, floodplains, forest (Rădvani Forest) and pastures, and is a wetland of international importance especially a waterfowl habitat and terrestrial species.


Species of birds: grey heron (Ardea cinerea), little egret (Egretta garzetta), eastern imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca), squacco heron (Ardeolla raloides), common pochard (Aythya ferina), Eurasian bittern (Botaurus stellaris), white stork (Ciconia ciconia), black stork (Ciconia nigra), pallid harrier (Circus macrourus), mute swan (Cygnus olor), Sanderling (Calidris alba), black-throated loon (Gavia artica), common gull (Larus canus), red-crested pochard (Netta rufina), yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava), lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus), black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus), great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor) or Eurasian golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus).[4]



Species of fauna


  1. ^ Google Earth
  2. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian) apmbh.anpm.ro - Agenţia pentru Protecţia Mediului Bihor; retrieved on June 10, 2012
  3. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian) monitoruljuridic.ro - Hotărârea de Guvern Nr.1217 din 2 decembrie 2010, privind instituirea regimului de arie naturală protejată pentru Parcul Natural Cefa; retrieved on June 10, 2012
  4. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian) natura2000.mmediu.ro - Biodiversitatea în România - Parcul Natural Cefa Archived 2012-04-25 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved on June 10, 2012
  5. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian) primariacefa.bihor.ro - Turism în Parcul Natural Cefa Archived 2013-04-16 at Archive.today; retrieved on June 10, 2012

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