A large saline lake situated on the Austrian-Hungarian border. The IBA includes the Hungarian part of the lake (an area of 75 km2), of which 88% is covered by reedbeds (Phragmites), and adjacent mesophile and wet saline grasslands. Human activities include reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below), a small-scale fishery and recreation.
An important breeding and staging area for waterbirds. More than 255 bird species have been recorded.
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Fertő. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017.