Carska Bara

This well-known bird sanctuary east of Novi Sad is a Important Bird Area and receives special protection as a Ramsar site.

260 species have been recorded here. The reserve consists of flooded forest with large seasonal pools and extensive reedbeds (the largest in Serbia), fringed with willow and poplar woodland. The surounding fish ponds are the largest in Europe and host significant concentrations of waterbirds. The area can be explored on foot and by boat, and a number of platfoms and hides allow views over the pools and reedbeds.

Birds include: Bittern, Little Bittern, Great White Egret, Squacco Heron, Spoonbill,Ferruginous Duck, Garganey, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail,Corn Crake,Little Crake, Whiskered and Black Terns, Lesser spotted, Middle-spotted and Syrian Woodpeckers, Wryneck, Red-backed Shrike, Penduline Tit, Bearded Tit, Great Reed Warbler, Marsh Warbler, River Warbler, Savi's Warbler.
Spring Migration: Black-winged Stilt, Penduline Tit, Purple Heron, Garganey, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, etc. Becej Fishpond is known to harbour one of the largest heronries in Serbia.

Autumn Migration: Great Bittern and Little Bittern, Spoonbill, Squacco Heron, Little and Great White Egrets, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Black-winged Stilt, Whiskered and Black Terns, Penduline Tit, etc.


Breeding Season: Bittern and Little Bittern, Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Great White Egret, Ferruginous Duck, Garganey, Marsh Harrier, Black-winged Stilt, Common and Whiskered Terns, Penduline Tit, Bearded Tit (Reedling), Savi’s Warbler, etc. Becej Fishpond is known to harbour one of the largest heronries in Serbia.