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.
The area is important for breeding and migratory waterbirds, but only Crex crex meets IBA criteria.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ipoly Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2020.