Gornje Podunavlje

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2019 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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2014 20-28 breeding pairs B2a, C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 2013 400-500 breeding pairs B1b, B3a, C2, C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident 2014 15-20 breeding pairs B2a, C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 2013-2019 4-7 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus LC breeding 2010-2019 1,000-1,500 breeding pairs B2a
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis LC breeding 2010-2014 3,500-5,000 breeding pairs B2a, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2019).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ovcarsko-Kablarska klisura Predeli izuzetnih odlika 2,250 protected area contained by site 2,250
Gornje Podunavlje Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 22,480 protected area contained by site 22,480
Gornje Podunavlje Rezervat prirode 19,648 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gornje Podunavlje. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.