Becej fish-pond

Country/territory: Serbia

IBA criteria met: B1b, B2a, B3a, C2, C6 (2019)
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Area: 5,524 ha

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Site description (2019 baseline)
Becejski ribnjak covers both the fishpond and adjacent network of watercourses which includes Stara Tisa, Veliki Bački canal, Beljanska swamp and parts of Tisa and Krivaja rivers. This flat area is situated within municipality borders of Novi Becej, Becej, Srbobran and Žabalj in the central parts of Backa district. The heart of area represents large carp fishpond was established in 1968 and covers 680 ha and Veliki Backi canal excavated during end of XVIII century in former causeway of Black River. IBA is surrounded with 8 settlements and thousands of hectares of agricultural fields. 

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Becej fish-pond. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.