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Location Serbia, Southwest Serbia
Central coordinates 19o 25.00' East  43o 52.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 36,000 ha
Altitude 230 - 1,673m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)

Site description Located near to the Drina river in western Serbia, with coniferous, broadleaved and mixed forests (spruce Picea, fir Abies, pine Pinus, beech Fagus and oak Quercus) covering the majority of the land area. Human activities include cattle-grazing.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Falco peregrinus resident  1997  4 breeding pairs  good  B2  Not Recognised 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1997  3-4 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  1997  20-30 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  1993  40-60 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Not Recognised 
Picus viridis resident  1996  80-150 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus breeding  1995  40-70 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tara National Park 19,200 protected area contained by site 19,200  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  65%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  5%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  5%
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  5%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 70%
hunting 90%
nature conservation and research 70%
tourism/recreation 30%
water management 10%

Protection status National Partial International None19,200 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Tara, 19,200 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tara mountain. Downloaded from on 21/08/2014

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