|Central coordinates||21o 3.00' East 48o 1.00' North|
|IBA criteria||C1, C2|
|Altitude||89 - 100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Ornithological information An important breeding site for herons (Ardeidae) and other waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (3-5 breeding pairs), Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering), Crex crex (breeding).
Site description An area of flood-plain bordering the River Tisza, located near to the town of Tiszaújváros. The IBA includes areas of wet forest and grassland, and oxbow lakes. Human activities include arable farming, grazing, mowing, reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below) and angling. This area includes two sites that were treated as separate IBAs in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989): `Tiszadobiártér' (former site HU034) and `Tiszaluc-Kesznyéten puszta' (former site HU037).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca||breeding||1997-2000||25-30 breeding pairs||-||C1||Near Threatened|
|Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides||breeding||1997-2000||15 breeding pairs||-||C2||Least Concern|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||1997-2000||20-25 breeding pairs||-||C1||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Felsõ-Tisza - HUHN20001||Habitats Directive||28,625||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Kesznyéten - HUBN10005||Birds Directive||6,353||protected area overlaps with site||5,019|
|Kesznyéteni||Landscape Protected Area||6,084||protected area contained by site||6,083|
|Kesznyéteni Sajó-öböl - HUBN20069||Habitats Directive||4,729||protected area contained by site||4,729|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest||10%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||40%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||15%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Ruderal land||35%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||5%|
Management considerations The Tiszatáj Land Trust has acquired the heronry and important areas of grassland, and a management plan for the LPA was prepared in 1997. An area of good-quality Ardeola ralloides habitat, owned by MME, was accidentally burned in 1996.
Protection status National Partial International None6,083 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Kesznyéteni, 6,083 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kesznyéten. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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