Moson Plain

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 7,419 ha

Protection status:

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
Lowland underlain by alluvial deposits (gravel from the River Danube) and silty loess, which results in thin, poor soils. The town of Mosonmagyaróvár and the borders with Austria and Slovakia surround the site, which is in a predominantly agricultural area. Set-aside is covered by permanent grass with narrow strips of oil-seed rape.

Key biodiversity
An important area for farmland birds, especially for Perdix perdix (the largest local population in Hungary) and Otis tarda.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moson Plain. Downloaded from on 05/03/2021.