Nevesinjsko polje is a karst polje located in Eastern Herzegovina. It is 24 km long and 8,5 km wide. This polje is surrounded by high mountains of Velež, Sniježnica, Glog, Nekudina, Mala ruda, Orlovica and Kruške. Flood area of this polje is about 16,64 km2 and there are few streams flowing on the surface of the polje, sinking at its S edge.
4 species of fish, and 18 species of dragonflies have been recorded in the polje. While the flora of polje has been well researched (271 species of plants divided into 5 habitat types), birds with 99 recorded species have been largely underresearched.
Nevesinjsko polje is an important area for migratory cranes Grus grus, lapwings Vanellus vanellus, turtle doves Streptopelia turtur, and meadow pipits Antus pratensis. Significant population of turtle doves breed here.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nevesinjsko polje. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/03/2021.