Heinzenberg mountain and surrounding valleys

Country/territory: Switzerland

IBA criteria met: A3, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 28,894 ha

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2009 not assessed low negligible
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Site summary
The IBA consists of central alpine valleys, with forests and traditional agricultural landscapes, and mountainous regions. An important site for species associated with subalpine habitats, including Black Grouse, Green Woodpecker and Ring Ouzel. The main threat is abandonment of traditional agriculture.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Heinzenberg mountain and surrounding valleys. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.