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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Srem
Central coordinates 20o 1.00' East  44o 43.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, B3
Area 23,000 ha
Altitude 71 - 82m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)

Site description A vast area of wet forest stretching along the River Sava in southern Srem (Vojvodina). The site is a complex of forest (willow Salix and poplar Populus and oak Quercus), stagnant tributaries, marshes and wet meadows. Human activities include cattle-grazing.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996  17-20 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  100-200 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1996  30-32 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1996  22-29 breeding pairs  good  B2  Not Recognised 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1996  195 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug resident  1996  1 breeding pairs  good  B2  Endangered 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  1996  2 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Little Crake Zapornia parva breeding  1996  15-30 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1996  28-46 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1994  14-22 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1996  140-220 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus resident  1996  30-47 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Picus viridis resident  1996  50-70 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides breeding  1996  70-90 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla breeding  1996  7,500-8,600 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla resident  1996  1,260-1,370 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1996  260-335 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Feljesana Nature Reserve 15 protected area overlaps with site 7,500  
Obedska Bara Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 17,501 protected area overlaps with site 15,100  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  60%
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 70%
hunting 80%
nature conservation and research 50%
tourism/recreation 10%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
water management 10%

Protection status National Partial International Partial7,500 ha of IBA covered by Special Nature Reserve (Obedska Bara, 9,820 ha). 15,100 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Obedska Bara, 17,501 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Obedska bara. Downloaded from on 22/08/2014

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