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Location Serbia, Southwest Serbia
Central coordinates 19o 25.00' East  43o 52.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2
Area 34,216 ha
Altitude 230 - 1,673m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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.

Key Biodiversity This is an important for breeding raptors and forest-nesting species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Goosander Mergus merganser winter  2000-2008  min 6 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  2003-2008  4-6 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  2000-2008  25-40 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
Picus viridis resident  2000-2008  50-80 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis breeding  2000-2008  10-15 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sargan - Mokra Gora Landscape of Outstanding Qualities 3,678 protected area contained by site 10,814  
Tara National Park 19,200 protected area contained by site 19,175  


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tara mountain. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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