IBA Veľkoblahovské rybníky

Veľkoblahovské rybníky

Districts: Dunajská Streda
Altitude: 115 m
Area: 0,93 km2


The system of intensively used fishponds is located in central part of Žitný ostrov. There are preserved fragments of wet meadows on the west side of fishponds. There can be found groups of low growing willows and poplar alleys. The rest of the surroundings consist of agricultural land.

Area protection

IBA Veľkoblahovské rybníky was designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) on April 16, 2010.


This area is an important breeding site of water bird species. It belongs to the five most important sites for nesting of Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus). It is also important spot for migrating birds.

Qualifying species

Species Breeding population Criterion
Pop.min. Pop.max.
Little Bittern – Ixobrychus minutus 4 11 C6

Other important species

Gadwall (Anas strepera), Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

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