Kolon Lake

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 3,600 ha

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
The IBA is situated on the sandy alluvial fan of Kiskunság, near to the village of Izsák. It consists of a large lake almost entirely covered by reeds Phragmites, and surrounded by wet grassland and sand-dunes. Human activities include grazing, haymaking and reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding herons (Ardeidae). Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla, Crex crex (no data), Otis tarda (2-3 individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kolon Lake. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.