Ipoly Valley

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: C1 (2002)
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Area: 6,300 ha

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
A meandering river on the Slovakian border, situated between the villages of Hont and Ipolyszög. Wet grasslands and marshes dominate the IBA, with smaller areas of Alnus woodland and sandy grassland. The area is relatively unaffected by human activity.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding and migratory waterbirds, but only Crex crex meets IBA criteria.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ipoly Valley. Downloaded from on 01/07/2022.