Deliblatska pescara

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Located in the south-east of Vojvodina, south Banat, the IBA comprises an elongated elliptical tract of sand, spreading from the Danube north towards Vladimirovac and Banatski Karlovac. It covers grazing-pasture, steppic habitats, woodland, scrub, conifer plantations, vineyards and agricultural land.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding species of forest and scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering), Aquila heliaca (breeding) and Crex crex (breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are the afforestation of pasture and steppic habitats with pine Pinus and false acacia Robinia, overgrowth by scrub, and intensive hunting. Work to remove Robinia and Crataegus from grasslands has begun, and watering holes have been constructed. Plans exist to propose the area as a Biosphere Reserve. A management plan exists for the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International None29,640 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Deliblatska Pešèara, 29,640 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Deliblatska pescara. Downloaded from on 20/05/2022.