Riverine forests in the Tullnerfeld

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1997-2005 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1997-2005 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC resident 1990 10-15 breeding pairs B2, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tullnerfelder Donau-Auen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17,533 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tullnerfelder Donau-Auen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 17,764 protected area overlaps with site 16,000
Stockerauer Au Naturschutzgebiet 408 protected area contained by site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
hunting -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Riverine forests in the Tullnerfeld. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.