Öreg Lake of Tata

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, C3, C4 (2002)
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Area: 3,987 ha

Protection status:

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
The lake is situated along the által stream, and is bordered by the town of Tata. It is the largest area of standing water in the district, and has an average depth of 2.3 m when full. Following temporary drainage for fish-farming, shallow water pools and inlets cover large areas. Human activities include boating and angling.

Key biodiversity
An important roosting site for wintering wildfowl, especially for Anser fabalis. A total of 220 bird species have been recorded at the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Öreg Lake of Tata. Downloaded from on 19/01/2021.