A fish-pond (460 ha in size) situated in saltmarsh pasture and marsh along the Tamis river. Numerous small islands and sandbars within the fish-pond are very important for nesting birds. The IBA also covers natural inundation forest (poplar Populus, willow Salix and ash Fraxinus), numerous stagnant tributaries, canals and arable fields.
The site is important for breeding, wintering and passage waterbirds, holding 20,000 or more individuals on a regular basis during winter and migration periods. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (resident).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Srednje Potamišje. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2019.