A complex of a fish-ponds along the River Drava. The site includes large ponds with extensive reedbeds (Phragmites) and other emergent vegetation. The surrounding area includes abandoned ponds and a former oxbow lake.
This is an important site for breeding and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1-6 wintering).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from fisheries management, and disturbance and mortality caused by foreign hunters. Shooting of Phalacrocorax carbo causes great disturbance to breeding birds including Aythya nyroca.
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BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Donji Miholjac fish-ponds. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2021.