Hutovo blato

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Areas of open water with extensive stands of emergent vegetation (Phragmites, Scirpus), wet meadows, riverine and water-edge forests (Salix, Populus, Alnus), and degraded Quercus and Carpinus woodland on high ground. Human activities include fishing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
Two species of global conservation concern breed at the site. Other breeding species include Phalacrocorax carbo, Botaurus stellaris, Ardeola ralloides, Nycticorax nycticorax, Egretta garzetta and Ardea purpurea.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Drainage, agricultural intensification, urbanization and tourism are problems at the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International NoneIBA covered by Ornithological Reserve.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hutovo blato. Downloaded from on 26/06/2022.