Lake Calarasi has an area of about 5,000 ha, of which 500 are the area of the water mirror. Within the natural area, the red-breasted goose is of particular interest, but also interesting are the pelican, the little egret, the grey heron, the mute swan, the common moorhen. The area is populated by songbirds such as the great reed warbler, the sedge warbler, the bearded reedling, and the common reed bunting. European white water lilies, frogbits, and four-leaf clovers can be seen on the surface of the lake. The main ecotourism activity in the area is birdwatching, but there is no specific tourist infrastructure to that end.
Site conservation status: Special Bird Protection Area ROSPA0051 and a RAMSAR Site.
Manager: The Romanian Ornithological Society
Ecosystems: natural lakes, artificial fish ponds, canals and a harbor, forests, arable land, pastures.
Predominant classes of natural habitats: continental freshwater (N06), swamps, wetlands, turbaries (N07), widespread cereal crops (N12), other arable land (N15).
Protected species: 92 bird species.
Accessibility: average (DN3, DN31)
Accommodation options: average (9 accommodations in Calarasi and 1 in Cuza Voda)
Tourist flow: 14,109 tourists/year
Entertainment activities: birdwatching, sport fishing.
Restrictions/natural hazards: –
Connection to other protected natural areas in the area of the study: –