Lower Tisza Valley

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 29,483 ha

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

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.

Key biodiversity
An important area for both breeding and passage waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower Tisza Valley. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.