Danube reach between Gönyû and Szob

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i (2000)
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Area: 4,840 ha

Protection status:

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
An 83-km long reach of the River Danube forming the border with Slovakia, and characterized by a large industrial agglomeration comprising several important towns. The river section itself is braided into a relatively small number of branches, and includes shallows, holms and masonry dams. Native Salix and Populus riverine forests occur on the holms. Human activities include shipping and dredging.

Key biodiversity
An important inland site for wintering wildfowl, especially for diving ducks. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Danube reach between Gönyû and Szob. Downloaded from on 12/08/2020.