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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Banat
Central coordinates 21o 0.00' East  44o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 48,758 ha
Altitude 84 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)

Site description Located in the south-east of Vojvodina, south Banat, the IBA comprises an elongated elliptical tract of sand, spreading from the Danube north towards Vladimirovac and Banatski Karlovac. It covers grazing-pasture, steppic habitats, woodland, scrub, conifer plantations, vineyards and agricultural land.

Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding species of forest and scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering), Aquila heliaca (breeding) and Crex crex (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug resident  2005-2008  3-5 breeding pairs  A1  Endangered 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  2005-2008  2-3 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2000-2008  300-400 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  2000-2008  1,300-1,700 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  2000-2008  10-30 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  2000-2008  150-250 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Picus viridis resident  2000-2008  150-200 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  2000-2008  3,000-6,000 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea resident  2000-2008  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  2000-2008  300-600 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos breeding  2000-2008  4,000-7,000 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Straza Natural Monument 68 protected area contained by site 68  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Treeline ecotone; Wooded desert and semidesert; Wooded steppe  45%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  30%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 80%
hunting 90%
nature conservation and research 80%
tourism/recreation 5%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

Protection status National Partial International None29,640 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Deliblatska Pešèara, 29,640 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Deliblatska pescara. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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