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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)  
Alpár-bokrosi tisza-ártéri öblözet - HUKN10004 Birds Directive 5,027 protected area contains site 4,946  
Kiskunsági National Park 51,364 protected area overlaps with site 600  
Közép-Tisza - HUHN20015 Habitats Directive 14,236 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Tiszaalpár-bokrosi ártéri öblözet - HUKN20028 Habitats Directive 3,288 protected area contained by site 3,288  


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 Areas factsheet: Flood plain of Tiszaalpár. Downloaded from on 05/05/2015

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