Subotica lakes and sandy terrain

Year of compilation: 2019

Site description
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.    

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Subotica lakes and sandy terrain. Downloaded from on 17/04/2021.