IBA Sĺňava

Sĺňava

Districts: Piešťany
Altitude: 149 m – 166 m
Area: 6,91 km2

Description

It is a flatland territory in the valley of the Váh River lying in the foothills of Považský Inovec mountain range. It consists of water reservoir Sĺňava and its surrounding area. There are almost only agricultural habitats and transitional forest habitats in a lesser extent.

Area protection

IBA Sĺňava was designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) on January 7, 2008.
Other protected areas in the region of IBA Sĺňava: Protected Site Sĺňava

Importance

The site is important for nesting of waterfowl. It belongs to areas with the largest concentration of Gulls in Slovakia. It is also important wintering site and migration corridor for many bird species in spring and autumn period.

Qualifying species

Species Breeding population Criterion

Pop.min.

Pop.max.

Mediterranean Gull - Larus melanocephalus

1

4

C6

Common Tern - Sterna hirundo

55

65

C6

Other important species

Common Gull (Larus canus)

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