|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2013||very high||very unfavourable||negligible|
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An open expanse of agricultural land located near to the borders with Austria and Hungary. What was originally steppe has recently been converted to intensively managed arable farmland. The IBA includes dried-up meanders of the River Danube and a network of shelterbelts.
The IBA is important for steppic species and supports part of a transboundary population of Otis tarda (60-90 individuals) that moves between Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. The arable fields provide important winter roosting and feeding areas for geese, and hold 20,000 or more individuals of Anser fabalis, A. albifrons and A. anser on a regular basis. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex.
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Syslovské fields. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/06/2018.