|Location||Serbia, East Serbia|
|Central coordinates||22o 10.00' East 44o 27.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2|
|Altitude||45 - 803m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The site is important for breeding raptors and wintering waterbirds, holding 20,000 or more individuals on a regular basis during winter (45,000 in January 1999). This is also believed to be an important area for migrating storks and raptors but further data on numbers are needed. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering), Aquila heliaca (passage) and Crex crex (3-7 breeding pairs).
Site description Situated in north-east Serbia on the border with Romania, the site covers a section of the River Danube gorge and adjacent belt of land, about 6 km in width and some 100 km in length. This is a transboundary IBA shared with Romanian site 032 `Porþile de Fier reservoir'. Human activities include boat traffic on the Danube.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus||winter||1993||150-200 individuals||-||A1, A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina||breeding||1994||2-3 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus||breeding||1994||2-3 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||-||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Djerdap||National Park||63,600||protected area contained by site||63,500|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Treeline ecotone||60%|
|Shrubland||Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub||10%|
|Grassland||Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||7%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater||5%|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders||5%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land||5%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||95%|
Management considerations A management plan exists for the site.
Protection status National High International None63,500 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Ðirdap, 63,500 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Derdap gorge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2013
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