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
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC resident 1997-2005 12-15 breeding pairs B2, C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 2003-2005 12-15 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)
Wachau und Umgebung Landschaftsschutzgebiet 45,775 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wachau - Jauerling Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 21,111 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pielachtal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,026 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pielachmündung-Steinwand Naturschutzgebiet 28 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pielach-Ofenloch-Neubacher Au Naturschutzgebiet 73 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pielach-Mühlau Naturschutzgebiet 36 protected area contained by site 0
Niederösterreichische Alpenvorlandflüsse Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,025 protected area overlaps with site 0
Neusiedler See - Nordöstliches Leithagebirge Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 57,125 protected area contains site 4,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

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