|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||State (condition)||Pressure (threat)||Response (action)|
|2019||not assessed||very high||medium|
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A large lake (also known as Lake Scutari) shared with Albania (Albanian site 001), situated near the town of Podgorica, with wetlands on the northern side; several rivers supply the lake.
This is a very important site for breeding, wintering and passage waterbirds, holding more than 20,000 individuals throughout the year. Numbers in winter range from 150,846 to 223,792, and in November numbers on passage regularly average 250,000. Breeding landbirds include six of the 21 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Mediterranean biome.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Skadar Lake . Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/skadar-lake-iba-montenegro on 05/12/2023.