Koviljski rit

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 7-10 breeding pairs B2a, C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 2013-2014 50-190 breeding pairs B3a, C2, C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident 2014 5-7 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)
Nacionalni park Fruska Gora Nacionalni park 26,672 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 8,292 protected area contained by site 8,292
Koviljsko-pertovaradinski rit Rezervat prirode 5,895 protected area overlaps with site 4,860


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
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 -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Koviljski rit. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.