Gornje Podunavlje

Country/territory: Serbia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2009)
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Area: 22,617 ha

Protection status:

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Site description
An inundated area along the eastern bank of the Danube, forming a transboundary IBA with sites across the border in Hungary (`Béda-Karapancsa'; Hungarian site 009) and Croatia (`Alluvial wetlands of the River Danube' and `Kopacki rit'; Croatian sites 001 and 002 respectively). The site comprises extensive alluvial forest (oak Quercus, willow Salix and poplar Populus) interspersed with pools, rivers and streams, lowland forest of Quercus and ash Fraxinus, reedbeds and damp meadows (with sedge Carex and grass Glyceria) and large tracts of Populus plantation. Grazing-pasture, saltmarsh and arable fields occur in areas that remain free from flooding. The main economic activities are forestry and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding, wintering and passage waterbirds, holding 20,000 or more individuals on a regular basis during the winter.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gornje Podunavlje. Downloaded from on 26/05/2019.