Sárvíz Valley

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 5,313 ha

Protection status:

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
A well-drained low-lying flood-plain situated along the Sárvíz canal, between the two loess plateaus of Mezõföld. The IBA includes fish-ponds with fringing reedbeds (Phragmites), and surrounding Populus and Robinia woodlands, pastures and saline lakes. Human activities include grazing, arable farming and reed-harvesting.

Key biodiversity
An important area for wintering geese. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (18 breeding pairs), Haliaeetus albicilla (3-5 wintering birds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sárvíz Valley. Downloaded from on 23/01/2021.