Inner Somogy

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 35,627 ha

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
A forested landscape situated between the River Dráva and Marcali, and interspersed with smaller blocks of a variety of habitats, including an old fish-pond system, orchards, and wooded pasture. Human activities include arable farming and angling. This area includes one site from the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989): `Barcs' (former site HU010).

Key biodiversity
The IBA holds significant numbers of breeding Ciconia nigra, Aythya nyroca and Haliaeetus albicilla. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Inner Somogy. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.