Slope forests in the Klostertal

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
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1995 30 breeding pairs C6
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos LC resident 1995 11 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)
Bödener Magerwiesen Naturschutzgebiet 16 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bergwälder Klostertal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,143 protected area overlaps with site 1,500


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Slope forests in the Klostertal. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.