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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Banat
Central coordinates 20o 38.00' East  45o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2
Area 14,507 ha
Altitude 75 - 82m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)



Site description A fish-pond (460 ha in size) situated in saltmarsh pasture and marsh along the Tamis river. Numerous small islands and sandbars within the fish-pond are very important for nesting birds. The IBA also covers natural inundation forest (poplar Populus, willow Salix and ash Fraxinus), numerous stagnant tributaries, canals and arable fields.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding, wintering and passage waterbirds, holding 20,000 or more individuals on a regular basis during winter and migration periods. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (resident).

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  5%
Shrubland   -
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  65%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
fisheries/aquaculture 70%
forestry 5%
hunting 80%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
water management 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Srednje Potamišje. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2014

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