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Danube valley: Neu-Ulm - Lauingen incl. Faiminger Stausee, Donau-Moos, and Gundelfinger Moos


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-2000 35 individuals C6
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1990-2000 6,000 individuals B1i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1998 5 individuals C6
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1990-2000 316 individuals B1i, C3
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU passage 1998 2 individuals C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1998 16 individuals C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC passage 1990-2000 23 individuals C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC passage 1998 present C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC passage 1990-2000 52 individuals C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC passage 1998 present C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1990-2000 114 individuals C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 1990-2000 124 individuals C6
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 1998 3 individuals C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC winter 1998 10-50 individuals C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC passage 1990-2000 7 individuals C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC winter 1990-2000 32 individuals C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC passage 1990-2000 52 individuals C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1990-2000 10 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC passage 1986 1-2 individuals C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC breeding 1990-2000 85 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC passage 1998 30 individuals C6
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis LC breeding 1990-2000 404 breeding pairs B3
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC passage 1998 50 individuals C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC passage 1998 30 individuals C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-2000 min 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Untere Illerauen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 829 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Topflet und Obere Aschau Naturschutzgebiet 128 protected area contained by site 0
Schwäbisches Donaumoos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,593 protected area overlaps with site 1,991
Schutz von Landschaftsteilen der Donau-Auen sowie des Speichersees der Staustufe Faimingen Landschaftschutzgebiet 890 protected area overlaps with site 0
Schutz von Landschaftsteilen der Donau-Auen sowie des Speichersees der Staustufe Faimingen Landscape Protection Area 890 protected area contained by site 890
Nauwald Naturschutzgebiet 168 protected area contained by site 168
Naturschutzgebiet 'Gundelfinger Moos' Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 226 protected area contained by site 226
LSG Donau-Auen zwischen Günzburg und Gundelfingen Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,782 protected area overlaps with site 1,782
Leipheimer und Günzburger Moos Landschaftschutzgebiet 340 protected area contained by site 0
Leipheimer und Günzburger Moos Landscape Protection Area 344 protected area contained by site 344
Leipheimer Moos Naturschutzgebiet 183 protected area contained by site 184
Leipheimer Moos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 183 protected area contained by site 247
Langenauer Ried Naturschutzgebiet 80 protected area overlaps with site 7
Jungholz bei Leipheim Naturschutzgebiet 32 protected area contained by site 32
Gundelfinger Moos Naturschutzgebiet 225 protected area contained by site 226
Donautal zwischen Weißingen und Günzburg Landscape Protection Area 1,174 protected area overlaps with site 1,301
Donautal zwischen Weißingen und Günzburg Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,174 protected area overlaps with site 0
Donauried Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,253 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Donauried Landschaftschutzgebiet 2,788 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Donaumoosrand mit Hart, Espenbühl, Plon, Lache, Moos Landschaftschutzgebiet 264 protected area is adjacent to site 2
Donaumoos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 918 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Donauhänge und Auen zwischen Leipheim und Offingen Naturschutzgebiet 203 protected area contained by site 261
Donauhänge und Auen zwischen Leipheim und Offingen Naturschutzgebiet 58 protected area overlaps with site 0
Donauauen zwischen Offingen und Peterswörth Landscape Protection Area 648 protected area overlaps with site 761
Donauauen zwischen Offingen und Peterswörth Landschaftschutzgebiet 648 protected area overlaps with site 0
Donauauen & Donaumoos Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 8,000 protected area overlaps with site 8,000
Donauauen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,085 protected area overlaps with site 6,445
Donau-Auen zwischen Thalfingen und Höchstädt Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,809 protected area overlaps with site 6,419
Donau-Auen Landschaftschutzgebiet 879 protected area overlaps with site 0
Donau-Auen Landscape Protection Area 879 protected area overlaps with site 830
Bibertal Landschaftschutzgebiet 32 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bibertal Landscape Protection Area 32 protected area overlaps with site 9
Biberhacken Naturschutzgebiet 30 protected area contained by site 30

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Danube valley: Neu-Ulm - Lauingen incl. Faiminger Stausee, Donau-Moos, and Gundelfinger Moos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/06/2022.