Virovitica Sugar Refinery Lagoons

Country/territory: Croatia

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2010)
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Area: 25 ha

Association BIOM

Site description
The site is located near Virovitica. Industrial lagoons of sugar refinery are used between late summer and winter. In spring and early summer they are very productive with high plankton and insect biomass, which is the favourable habitat for Stilt. The most significant population of Black-winged Stilt in Croatia nest at this locality.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Virovitica Sugar Refinery Lagoons. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.