Austrian part of Hanság

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU breeding 1993 15-20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC resident 1992 9-10 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1993 1-3 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1990 14-20 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park 7,665 protected area overlaps with site 140
Hanság National Park 140 unknown 140


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land, Ruderal land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Austrian part of Hanság. Downloaded from on 13/11/2019.