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

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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1997-2005 5-6 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT breeding 1993 13-19 breeding pairs B2
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1997-2005 4 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1997-2005 30-40 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wallersee-Wengermoor Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 298 protected area contained by site 298
Unknown Nature Reserve 1,102 protected area overlaps with site 640
Oichtenriede Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 105 protected area contained by site 105


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
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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 on 12/12/2019.