Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: C1, C2 (2002)
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Area: 6,009 ha

Protection status:

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
An area of flood-plain bordering the River Tisza, located near to the town of Tiszaújváros. The IBA includes areas of wet forest and grassland, and oxbow lakes. Human activities include arable farming, grazing, mowing, reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below) and angling. This area includes two sites that were treated as separate IBAs in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989): `Tiszadobiártér' (former site HU034) and `Tiszaluc-Kesznyéten puszta' (former site HU037).

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for herons (Ardeidae) and other waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (3-5 breeding pairs), Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering), Crex crex (breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kesznyéten. Downloaded from on 02/12/2020.