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Location Montenegro
Central coordinates 19o 18.00' East  41o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 1,350 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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

Site description An area of salt-pans (with fresh water in winter and spring; saline in summer and autumn), largely without vegetation, bordered by agricultural land. Human activities include salt-extraction. The site lies close to Lake Sasko (site 039) and is a transboundary IBA with `Velipoja' in Albania (site AL013).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus non-breeding  70 individuals  A1  Least Concern 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1988  75-90 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting 80%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulcinj saltpans. Downloaded from on 21/09/2014

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