Danube bend

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 15,200 ha

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
The site covers a reach of the River Danube between Szob and Budapest, and includes Szentendre island and adjacent flood-plains. The area is densely populated and one of the most popular areas for recreation in Hungary.

Key biodiversity
The site is especially important for wintering diving ducks and geese (Anatidae). A total of 210 bird species have been recorded in the area, with the majority occurring on passage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Danube bend. Downloaded from on 06/07/2022.