Rusanda Lake

Lake Rusanda is a highly saline, shallow wetland in the Vojvodina region of Northern Serbia. Beside well known nature reserve Slano Kopovo, this lake is one of the last remaining natron lakes in Serbia and probably the saltiest one of all in the whole of Pannonian plains. Lake Rusanda has a C-shape and is surrounded by agricultural plough land, pastures and extensive reed-beds, while in the centre of the ellipse there are orchards and vineyards with cottages.

A total of 210 bird species were found during the recent and historical research on the site. The lake itself is an outstanding migratory stopover site for dozens of species such as grebes, ducks, geese, cranes, waders and gulls. Besides that, local park in the Spa holds one of the largest and densest breeding populations of Common Kestrel, Red-footed Falcon and Long-eared Owl in Serbia.

Birds include: Black-necked Grebe, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Redshank, Marsh Harrier, Red-footed Falcon, Long-eared and Little Owls, Common Nightingale, Golden Oriole, Penduline Tit.