Site description (2000 baseline)
An area of flood-plain of the Rivers Danube and Drava, with extensive Salix, Populus and Quercus forests. There are numerous channels and oxbows, extensive reedbeds (Phragmites) and a large fish-pond complex.
This is an important site for breeding herons. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca, Falco naumanni, Crex crex.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kopacki Rit Special Zoological Reserve. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kopacki-rit-special-zoological-reserve-iba-croatia on 30/09/2023.