20 Lake Fertő

Description

A large saline lake situated on the Austrian-Hungarian border. The IBA includes the Hungarian part of the lake (an area of 75 km2), of which 88% is covered by reedbeds (Phragmites), and adjacent mesophile and wet saline grasslands. Human activities include reed-harvesting, a small-scale fishery and recreation.

Location and size

Birdlife IBA Code : HU003
Location: Hungary, Győr-Moson-Sopron
Central coordinates: 16.38 East 47.36 North
Altitude: 110-116m, average: 114m
Area: 8500 ha

Habitats

Grassland 5%
Wetland 65%
Artificial landscapes (terrestrial) 30%

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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