IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1997-2000 10-15 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1997-2000 35-40 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1997-2000 80-100 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Jászkarajenői puszták Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,968 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jászkarajenői puszták Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,434 protected area contains site 8,066


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gerje-sik. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.