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Location Hungary, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén,Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
Central coordinates 21o 20.00' East  48o 15.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 31,853 ha
Altitude 76 - 514m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society



Site description A permanently flooded area of flood-plain, c.30 km long and c.2-3 km wide, adjacent to the Bodrog and Tisza rivers. The high groundwater level results from the effects of the dam at Tiszalök. The area includes natural and artificial oxbow lakes, marshes, wet grasslands, flood-plain forests and several non-native poplar Populus plantations. Human activities include grazing, mowing, arable farming, angling and hunting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2001  50 breeding pairs  unknown  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2001  10 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Egretta garzetta breeding  2001  350 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  2001  20 breeding pairs  unknown  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  2001  50 breeding pairs  unknown  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  2001  200 breeding pairs  unknown  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  2001  300 breeding pairs  unknown  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  2001  5 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  2001  100 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  2001  5 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2001  210 breeding pairs  unknown  C1, C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  2001  300 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  2001  200 breeding pairs  unknown  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  2001  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus breeding  2001  15 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bodrogzug Birds Directive 19,912 protected area contained by site 19,912  
Bodrogzug Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 3,782 protected area contained by site 3,782  
Bodrogzug és Bodrog hullámtere - HUBN20071 Habitats Directive 7,372 protected area contained by site 7,372  
Felsõ-Tisza - HUHN10008 Birds Directive 14,820 protected area overlaps with site 4,572  
Felsõ-Tisza - HUHN20001 Habitats Directive 28,625 protected area overlaps with site 4,570  
Long - Erdõ Nature Conservation Area 1,123 protected area contained by site 1,123  
Long-erdõ - HUBN20081 Habitats Directive 3,160 protected area overlaps with site 2,835  
Tokaj-Bodrogzug Landscape Protection Area 5,058 protected area contained by site 4,242  
Tokaji Kopasz-hegy - HUBN20072 Habitats Directive 351 protected area contained by site 351  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  70%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 65%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
forestry 10%
water management 5%
tourism/recreation 20%

Protection status National Partial International Partial1,123 ha of IBA covered by Nature Conservation Area (Long-erdõ, 1,123 ha). 3,782 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Tokaj-Bodrogzug, 4,242 ha). 3,782 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Bodrogzug, 3,782 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bodrogzug–Taktaköz. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014

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