AT038
Meadows and lakes in the foreland of the Alps in Salzburg and Upper Austria


Country/territory: Austria

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 1,390 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Austria

Site description
This area contains nine sites with wet meadows adjacent to five lakes. The size of individual sites ranges from 25-270 ha. Originally situated in the inundation zone of the lakes, most of the meadows have been affected by drainage in the past. The area is used for forestry, agriculture and recreation.

Key biodiversity
A good area for breeding species in humid grassland, particularly Vanellus vanellus (70-81 pairs), Numenius arquata (13-19 pairs) and Gallinago gallinago (20-25) pairs.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Meadows and lakes in the foreland of the Alps in Salzburg and Upper Austria. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2019.