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Location Hungary, Somogy
Central coordinates 17o 33.00' East  46o 44.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C3
Area 9,324 ha
Altitude 100 - 152m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society



Site description A former marshland on the southern side of Lake Balaton, where only small fragments of original habitat remain following land reclamation. The IBA comprises hay meadows and arable land with scattered Alnus and Salix woodlands, wet meadows, reedbeds (Phragmites), an extensive ditch network and several fish-ponds. Human activities include arable farming, cattle-grazing, haymaking and reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  2001  4,000-4,500 individuals  unknown  C3  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2001  1,000-1,500 individuals  unknown  C3  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2001  28-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C1  Near Threatened 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2001  33-35 breeding pairs  unknown  C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Balatoni berkek - HUDD10012 Birds Directive 8,649 protected area overlaps with site 8,418  
Fehérv Habitats Directive 1,550 protected area contained by site 1,550  
Látrányi-puszta - HUDD20058 Habitats Directive 981 protected area overlaps with site 815  
Nagybereki Fehérviz Nature Conservation Area 1,559 protected area contained by site 1,537  
Ordacsehi berek - HUDD20036 Habitats Directive 749 protected area overlaps with site 649  
Pogány-völgyi rétek - HUDD20035 Habitats Directive 1,987 protected area overlaps with site 1,699  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  10%
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  50%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  14%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  16%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
hunting 35%
tourism/recreation 10%
other 5%

Protection status National Low International None1,537 ha of IBA covered by Nature Conservation Area (Nagybereki Fehérvíz, 1,537 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nagy-berek of Fonyód. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/10/2014

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