Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: C1, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 12,326 ha

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
A low-lying flood-plain situated between Körösnagyharsány and Mezõgyán, which is not subject to the effects of natural flooding. A large system of fish-ponds are managed for conservation, and are surrounded by extensive saline grasslands and arable fields. Human activities include sheep- and cattle-grazing, reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below), hunting, angling and birdwatching.

Key biodiversity
An important area for both breeding and passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (50-150 birds on passage), Otis tarda (5-10 breeding individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kis-Sárrét. Downloaded from on 04/12/2021.