53 Zemplén Mountains


Situated near to the town of Sárospatak, and surrounded by the flood-plains of the Bodrog and Hernád rivers. Quercus, Carpinus and Fagus dominate the submontane forests, with montane Fagus forests existing on the northern slopes. Old, traditional orchards, vineyards and pastures occur in valleys and on slopes. Human activities include haymaking, grazing, hunting and mining.

Location and size

Birdlife IBA Code : HU042
Location: Hungary, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Central coordinates: 21.25 East 48.30 North
Altitude: 94-896m average: 311m
Area: 94,223 ha


Forest 80%
Shrubland 5%
Grassland 5%
Artificial landscapes (terrestrial) 10%

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Other special birds

077 White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
236 Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)
251 Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)
295 (Rufous-tailed) Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)
336 Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)


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