|Central coordinates||18o 55.00' East 47o 55.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2, C1|
|Altitude||110 - 939m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Ornithological information An important area for raptors and forest birds.
Site description A range of low mountains situated between the Danube bend and Ipoly river. The lower slopes are covered by oak Quercus forest, the higher slopes by submontane Quercus, Carpinus and Fagus forest. Montane Fagus forest extends to near the peaks. Human activities include horticulture, arable farming and skiing; pastures are mostly abandoned.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||breeding||2001||3 breeding pairs||unknown||A1, B2, C1||Vulnerable|
|White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos||breeding||2001||80-100 breeding pairs||unknown||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Börzsöny - HUDI20008||Habitats Directive||30,401||protected area contains site||27,839|
|Börzsöny és Visegrádi-hegység - HUDI10002||Birds Directive||49,557||protected area overlaps with site||26,103|
|Borzsonyi||Landscape Protected Area||17,897||protected area contained by site||17,897|
|Duna és ártere - HUDI20034||Habitats Directive||16,574||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Duna-Ipoly||National Park||60,314||protected area overlaps with site||18,028|
|Ipoly völgye - HUDI20026||Habitats Directive||2,937||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||70%|
|Grassland||Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||5%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||20%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||20%|
Management considerations The abandonment of pasture management may lead to scrub encroachment, with a consequent loss of feeding areas for raptors (the nest sites of which are protected). Intensified forest management causes problems of changing age structure and disturbance to birds. Large-scale tourism results in disturbance to birds and habitat degradation, and necessitates road construction.
Protection status National Partial International None17,897 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Börzsönyi, 17,897 ha). 18,028 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Duna-Ipoly, 60,314 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Börzsöny. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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