Danube loess bluffs

Country/territory: Serbia

IBA criteria met: B1b, B3a, C6 (2019)
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Area: 5,304 ha

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Site description (baseline)
Steep loess bluffs up to 50 m in height, bordering the Danube between Banovci and Slankamen. Individual trees and abundant herbaceous vegetation survive along the upper edges of the bluffs; low-lying areas are undermined by the main river current at times of high flow. Human activities include extracting loess for use as building material.

Key biodiversity
Wintering species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis and Haliaeetus albicilla.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Danube loess bluffs. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.