Nagy-berek of Fonyód

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: C1, C3 (2002)
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Area: 9,324 ha

Protection status:

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
A former marshland on the southern side of Lake Balaton, where only small fragments of original habitat remain following land reclamation. The IBA comprises hay meadows and arable land with scattered Alnus and Salix woodlands, wet meadows, reedbeds (Phragmites), an extensive ditch network and several fish-ponds. Human activities include arable farming, cattle-grazing, haymaking and reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for both breeding and migratory wildfowl. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (breeding and wintering), Crex crex (breeding, no data). 206 species have been recorded either as having bred or as having occurred whilst on migration.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nagy-berek of Fonyód. Downloaded from on 19/01/2021.