The site was identified as important in 2000 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|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||VU||resident||1996||85-86 breeding pairs||A1, C1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial/Terrestrial||Arable land, Ruderal land||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Heideboden. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/heideboden-iba-austria on 28/09/2023.