Donji Miholjac fish-ponds

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1987 500 individuals B1i
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 1996 33 individuals B1i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1993 10-40 breeding pairs A1, B2
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1995 3-58 breeding pairs B2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1996 1-177 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC non-breeding 1990 400 individuals B1i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Delta Neretve - jugoistoèni dio Posebni rezervat 499 protected area contained by site 499


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Donji Miholjac fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.