Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 62,873 ha

Protection status:

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
An important area for raptors and forest birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bükk. Downloaded from on 01/10/2020.