Allentsteig military training area

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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2000-2005 83-114 males A1, C1, C6
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor LC breeding 1997-2005 7-21 breeding pairs B2
Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria LC breeding 1997-2005 80-150 breeding pairs 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)
Truppen√ľbungsplatz Allentsteig Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,919 protected area contained by site 0
Kamptal Landschaftsschutzgebiet 33,117 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kamp- und Kremstal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 24,283 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Allentsteig military training area. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.