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).
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).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carska bara. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2019.