IBA criteria met: A4, B1a, B1b, B2a, B3a, B3b, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 (2019)
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Area: 25,923 ha
Site description (baseline)
The area is situated in the far north of North Bačka area within the municipality of Subotica, along the border with Hungary. It represents a unique complex of sand, steppe, forest-steppe, salt marsh and aquatic habitats. Some of the main landscape features are Subotička peščara (Subotica Sands) which stretches over 2.500 ha, with sand dunes reaching up to 140 m in altitude, Palić and Ludaš lakes, which has loess banks with relict steppe vegetation and vast reeds, which cover about 35% of the lake surface. The fishpond Kapetanski rit and surrounding salt marshes are also vital areas for numerous bird species.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Subotica lakes and sandy terrain. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/106 on 09/06/2023.