IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 2001 200 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2001 5-8 breeding pairs C6

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Nyirkai-Hany Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 460 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hanság Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,545 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hanság Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,545 protected area overlaps with site 10,718
Fertő-Hansági Nemzeti Park 23,744 protected area overlaps with site 7,086


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hanság. Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.