03 Lower Tisza Valley

Description

The IBA is situated between the River Tisza and the sandy highlands of Kiskunság, to the north of the town of Szeged. Fish-ponds and saline lakes are surrounded by saline grassland, arable land, orchards and forestry plantations. Some of the fish-ponds contain large reedbeds (Phragmites), and native forest exists along the River Tisza. Human activities include arable farming, horticulture, reed-harvesting and hunting.

Location and size

Birdlife IBA Code : HU026
Location: Hungary, Csongrád
Central coordinates: 20.10 East 46.15 North
Altitude: 76-87m, average: 80m
Area: 29,483 ha

Habitats

Forest 8%
Grasslands 20%
Wetlands (inland) 22%
Artificial landscapes (terrestrial) 50%

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Common birds




Source: 1) Lovászi Péter (editor): Javasolt különleges madárvédelmi területek Magyarországon, Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület, 2002; 2) BirdLife International: Important Bird Areas factsheet, 2012; 3) Králl Attila, Nagy Károly: Fontos Madárélőhelyek Magyarországon (Területek, kritériumok és minősítő fajok) MME Monitoring Központ, 2007; 4) www.hungarianbirdwatching.com Important Bird Area descriptions, 2004-2014