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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Banat
Central coordinates 21o 0.00' East  44o 49.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 38,000 ha
Altitude 84 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1995  200-300 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1996  50-80 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  1995  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1996  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1996  400-700 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis breeding  1996  2,000-2,500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  800-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos breeding  1995  3,000-6,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra breeding  1996  150-250 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Deliblatska Pescara Strict Nature Reserve 29,640 protected area contained by site 29,640  


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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Deliblatska pescara. Downloaded from on 21/08/2014

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