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Alkaline lakes of Kiskunság


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1997-2000 200-5,000 individuals C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1997-2000 2,000-15,000 individuals C3
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU breeding 1997-2000 50-60 breeding pairs C1, C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1997-2000 15-20 breeding pairs C2
Burhinus oedicnemus NR breeding 1997-2000 15-20 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1997-2000 200-250 breeding pairs C6
Himantopus himantopus NR breeding 1997-2000 40-50 breeding pairs C6
Charadrius alexandrinus NR breeding 1997-2000 10 individuals C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1997-2000 10-30 breeding pairs C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1997-2000 100-300 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1997-2000 50-70 breeding pairs C6
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus NT breeding 1997-2000 150-200 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Turjánvidék Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,213 protected area overlaps with site 2,885
Tass - szalkszentmártoni szikes puszta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,655 protected area contained by site 1,655
Peszéri-erdo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,628 protected area contained by site 1,628
Felso-kiskunsági turjánvidék Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14,436 protected area overlaps with site 4,863
Felso-kiskunsági szikes puszták és turjánvidék Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,340 protected area overlaps with site 27,295
Felso-kiskunsági szikes puszta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15,776 protected area contained by site 15,780


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alkaline lakes of Kiskunság. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/11/2019.