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Location Hungary, Bács-Kiskun,Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok
Central coordinates 20o 0.00' East  46o 48.00' North
IBA criteria C2, C6
Area 4,946 ha
Altitude 78 - 91m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description The IBA covers an area of flood-plain of the River Tisza, which is subject to occasional inundation, and includes areas of softwood flood-plain forest, meadows and oxbow lakes.

Key Biodiversity An important site for birds associated with flood-plain forest and wetland complexes. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (3-5 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  1997-2000  90-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Egretta garzetta breeding  1997-2000  50-60 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  1997-2000  15-60 breeding pairs  C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kiskunsági National Park 51,364 protected area overlaps with site 600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  15%
Grassland Humid grasslands  65%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 65%
forestry 15%
tourism/recreation 10%

Protection status National Partial International None600 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Kiskunsági, 53,429 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Flood plain of Tiszaalpár. Downloaded from on 01/12/2015

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