Alluvial wetlands of the River Danube

Country/territory: Croatia

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2000)
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Area: 37,111 ha

Association BIOM

Site description (baseline)
Alluvial wetlands along the River Danube from the Croatian-Hungarian border south to the mouth of the River Drava. Area includes alluvial Quercus forests, extensive freshwater wetlands and reedbeds (Phragmites) and commercial fish-ponds. Since 1991 the area has been completely occupied by military forces.

Key biodiversity
The site is important 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 (passage), Falco naumanni, Crex crex (breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Alluvial wetlands of the River Danube. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.