Fish-ponds (with islands and reedbeds), marshes, grazing-meadows, and remnant alluvial forest along the River Sava.
The globally threatened Aythya nyroca and Crex crex breed at the site. Other breeding species include Ixobrychus minutus, Nycticorax nycticorax, Ardeola ralloides, Egretta garzetta, Ardea purpurea, Plegadis falcinellus, Platalea leucorodia, Sterna hirundo (30+ pairs), and Chlidonias hybridus (40+ pairs). Ciconia ciconia and the globally near-threatened Haliaeetus albicilla feed, and possibly breed, at the site. The area is also very important for passage migrants.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Drainage, hunting, and forestry are problems at the site.
National Partial International NoneIBA covered by Ornithological Reserve.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bardaca. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 31/01/2023.