The Zau de Campie-Taureni are situated on the Transylvanian Plain along a tributary of the Mure° river. There are three large lakes and several smaller ponds with about 50 ha of reedbed (Phragmites). There is also a Pinus nigra plantation which supports a mixed heron colony. The main use of the ponds is fish production, with some angling.
This is an important site for passage waterbirds and breeding herons. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (1-4 pairs) and Crex crex (3-4 pairs).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Miheşu de Câmpie-Taureni fish-ponds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020.