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Location Hungary, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén,Heves
Central coordinates 20o 30.00' East  48o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 62,873 ha
Altitude 136 - 959m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description A mountain range between Eger and Miskolc, with deep valleys and a wide plateau. Deciduous oak Quercus forests exist between 200 m and 600 m, with submontane forests of Quercus, Carpinus and Fagus above 700 m. Oak forest, scrub and rocky grassland on the southern slopes experience a more continental micro-climate. Human activities include intensive forest management and hunting.

Key Biodiversity An important area for raptors and forest birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  2001  3-5 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2001  5 breeding pairs  unknown  A1, B2, C1, C6  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bükki National Park 43,176 protected area contained by site 41,833  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  90%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 90%
military 5%
nature conservation and research 90%
tourism/recreation 20%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

Protection status National Partial International None41,833 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Bükki, 41,833 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bükk. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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