|Central coordinates||19o 18.00' East 41o 55.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The site is important for breeding and feeding waders, several of which are species of European conservation concern. In summer 1988, 15,000 waders (Charadrii) were counted.
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).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus||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)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing brackish and salt water||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Due to the presence of the salt-extraction plant, hunting and human disturbance are controlled, but the industry itself causes some disturbance, and changes in water-level sometimes flood nests.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulcinj saltpans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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