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Location Montenegro
Central coordinates 19o 22.00' East  41o 58.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, B3
Area 350 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Centre for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro (Affiliate)

Site description A small lake south of Lake Skadar (site 038) and part of the Bojana river catchment. It is situated about 10 km inland from the Adriatic coast, almost on the border with Albania, forming a transboundary IBA with Velipoja (Albanian site 013).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  25 breeding pairs  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Sasko. Downloaded from on 20/09/2014

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