IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 1995-2003 32 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1995-2003 5-11 breeding pairs C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1995-2003 80-130 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1995-2003 24 breeding pairs C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1995-2003 43-65 breeding pairs C6
Egretta garzetta NR breeding 1995-2003 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1995-2003 11 breeding pairs C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 1995-2003 30,000 individuals C4
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1995-2003 200 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1995-2003 20-40 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1995-2003 30,000 individuals C4

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)
Senné Fish-ponds (Senné-rybníky) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 425 protected area contained by site 425
Senianske rybniky National Nature Reserve 213 protected area contained by site 213
Senianske rybníky Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 209 protected area overlaps with site 209
Senianske rybníky Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 377 protected area contains site 1,490


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Senné. Downloaded from on 19/02/2020.