Donji Miholjac fish-ponds

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A complex of a fish-ponds along the River Drava. The site includes large ponds with extensive reedbeds (Phragmites) and other emergent vegetation. The surrounding area includes abandoned ponds and a former oxbow lake.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1-6 wintering).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from fisheries management, and disturbance and mortality caused by foreign hunters. Shooting of Phalacrocorax carbo causes great disturbance to breeding birds including Aythya nyroca.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Donji Miholjac fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 26/11/2022.