IBA criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 29,483 ha
Site description (baseline)
The IBA is situated between the River Tisza and the sandy highlands of Kiskunság, to the north of the town of Szeged. Fish-ponds and saline lakes are surrounded by saline grassland, arable land, orchards and forestry plantations. Some of the fish-ponds contain large reedbeds (Phragmites), and native forest exists along the River Tisza. Human activities include arable farming, horticulture, reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below) and hunting.
An important area for both breeding and passage waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower Tisza Valley. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1398 on 09/06/2023.