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
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1997-2005 80 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1997-2005 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1997-2005 25 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Steinfeld Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 11,549 protected area overlaps with site 0
Steinfeld Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,018 protected area overlaps with site 0
Schönauer Teich Naturschutzgebiet 59 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kalkschottersteppe Obereggendorf Naturschutzgebiet 10 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Steinfeld. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.