Upper Tisza

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA Criteria met: C1, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 9,456 ha

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description
An inundated flood-plain bordering the River Tisza between Tuzsér and Rakamaz. Oxbow lakes and marshes exist alongside large blocks of softwood and hardwood flood-plain forests. Human activities include grazing, mowing and arable farming.

Key biodiversity
The most important breeding site for Riparia riparia in central Europe.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Tisza. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.