Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A low-lying flood-plain of the Tisza, Szamos and Túr rivers, situated between Vásárosnamény and the border with Ukraine.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding waterbirds, raptors and forest birds. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (10-15 pairs).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats to the grasslands are abandonment of management practices, invasion by Amorpha fruticosa, and conversion to arable land or forest. Approximately one third of Crex crex habitat within the IBA is threatened by the construction of Motorway 3.

Protected areas
National Partial International None22,246 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Szatmar-Beregi, 22,246 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Szatmár-Bereg. Downloaded from on 14/04/2021.