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Location Hungary, Gyor-Sopron-Moson
Central coordinates 17o 15.00' East  47o 45.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 10,718 ha
Altitude 112 - 116m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description A poorly-drained flood-plain, situated between Kapuvár and Csorna. Human activities are partially controlled, and include mowing and grazing of grasslands, peat extraction, reed-harvesting and hunting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  2001  200 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  2001  5-8 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ferto-Hansági National Park 23,735 protected area overlaps with site 7,086  
Hanság - HUFH30005 Birds Directive 13,545 protected area contains site 10,718  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  11%
Grassland Humid grasslands  30%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  54%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 35%
nature conservation and research 70%
forestry 60%

Protection status National Partial International None7,086 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Fertõ-Hanság, 12,543 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hanság. Downloaded from on 30/10/2014

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