The bird assemblages in the Levice fishponds protected area, SW Slovakia, has been analyzed. Altogether 156 bird species, of them 83 (53%) water birds (living on or around water) were found in 2018–2020. Breeding was recorded in 20 species of water birds, of which Fulica atra, Anas plathyrhynchos and Podiceps cristatus were predominant. The number of water bird species was highest in the spring (66) and lowest during the winter (18). The following species were first recorded there between 2018 and 2020: Ardeola ralloides, Hydroprogne caspia, Lymnocryptes minimus, Tringa erythropus, Podiceps auritus, Cygnus cygnus, Tadorna tadorna, Grus grus and Aquila chrysaetos. Our results supported the great importance of the Levice fishponds as a habitat of many bird species over the year, reflecting extensive management of man-made fishponds.