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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.

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 31,704  
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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Deliblatska pescara. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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