Site description (2000 baseline)
An area of well-drained lowland overlain by meadow, saline and sandy soils, situated between the Gerje and Körös streams south-west of the town of Szolnok. Saline grassland covers the majority of the IBA, interspersed by arable land, orchards, small saline lakes and abandoned rice-fields. Human activities include grazing, haymaking, arable farming, horticulture, fish-farming and hunting.
An important area for lowland farmland birds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (4-5 wintering birds), Otis tarda (1-12 breeding individuals).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gerje-sik. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/gerje-sik-iba-hungary on 04/10/2023.