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Location Hungary, Bács-Kiskun
Central coordinates 19o 15.00' East  46o 49.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C6
Area 34,501 ha
Altitude 89 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1997-2000  2,000-15,000 individuals  C3  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1997-2000  200-5,000 individuals  C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1997-2000  15-20 breeding pairs  C2  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1997-2000  150-200 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1997-2000  50-60 breeding pairs  C1, C6  Vulnerable 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1997-2000  15-20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1997-2000  40-50 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1997-2000  200-250 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1997-2000  10 individuals  C6  Not Recognised 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  1997-2000  10-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1997-2000  50-70 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1997-2000  100-300 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Felsõ-kiskunsági szikes puszta - HUKN20001 Habitats Directive 15,780 protected area contained by site 15,780  
Felsõ-kiskunsági szikes puszták és turjánvidék - HUKN10001 Birds Directive 15,776 protected area overlaps with site 27,295  
Felsõ-kiskunsági turjánvidék - HUKN20003 Habitats Directive 14,436 protected area overlaps with site 4,863  
Peszéri-erdõ - HUKN20002 Habitats Directive 1,628 protected area contained by site 1,628  
Tass Habitats Directive 1,655 protected area contained by site 1,655  
Turjánvidék - HUDI20051 Habitats Directive 12,213 protected area overlaps with site 2,885  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alkaline lakes of Kiskunság. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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