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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Banat
Central coordinates 20o 38.00' East  45o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 14,507 ha
Altitude 75 - 82m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Pochard Aythya ferina resident  1997  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1997  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Near Threatened 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1997  200 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1997  60-65 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia non-breeding  1997  300-400 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris resident  1997  20-25 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1997  80-100 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1997  50-60 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba resident  1997  30-40 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1996  800-1,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1997  40-50 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  1997  40-60 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1997  1,000-3,000 individuals  B1i  Near Threatened 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1997  280-300 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


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 on 28/08/2014

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