A mountain range between Eger and Miskolc, with deep valleys and a wide plateau. Deciduous oak Quercus forests exist between 200 m and 600 m, with submontane forests of Quercus, Carpinus and Fagus above 700 m. Oak forest, scrub and rocky grassland on the southern slopes experience a more continental micro-climate. Human activities include intensive forest management and hunting.
An important area for raptors and forest birds.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bükk. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2020.