Carska bara

Country/territory: Serbia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2009)
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Area: 11,570 ha

Protection status:

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Site description
An inundation area between the Tisa and Begej rivers in the western part of Backa, south-west of the town of Zrenjanin. Habitats include pools, fish-ponds, meadows and willow/poplar Salix/Populus woodland. Includes Carska bara, Tiganjica, Perleska bara and Eèka fish-pond. Human activities include reed-cutting (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding, wintering and passage waterbirds, regularly holding 20,000 or more individuals during winter and migration periods. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (periodically breeding), Anser erythropus (wintering), Haliaeetus albicilla (resident), Aquila clanga (wintering), Crex crex (breeding) and Numenius tenuirostris (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carska bara. Downloaded from on 23/09/2019.