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Donau-Auen and Donau-Ried: Höchstädt - Donauwörth


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
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1990-2000 5 breeding pairs C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1990-2000 3 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC winter 1990-2000 3 individuals C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1990-2000 1 breeding pairs C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1990-2000 50 individuals C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1997 120 individuals C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC passage 1990-2000 8 individuals C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC winter 1990-2000 20 individuals C6
Circus cyaneus NR winter 1990-2000 65 individuals C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT winter 1990-2000 16 individuals C6
Milvus migrans NR passage 1990-2000 17 individuals 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)
Wiesenbrüterlebensraum Schwäbisches Donauried Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 69 protected area overlaps with site 2,124
Westerried nördlich Wertingen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 21 protected area contained by site 21
Schwaighölzer Landscape Protection Area 41 protected area overlaps with site 16
Schutz des Großen Topfen, Kleinen Dopfen und Dopfengraben Landscape Protection Area 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Schutz der Donau-Auen in den Städten Lauingen und Dillingen an der Donau Landscape Protection Area 313 protected area overlaps with site 179
Niederterrassenwälder zwischen Fristingen und Lauterbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 218 protected area overlaps with site 129
Nebel-, Kloster- und Brunnenbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 318 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Naturwaldreservat Neugeschüttwörth Nature Reserve 44 protected area contained by site 44
Mertinger Hölle und umgebende Feuchtgebiete Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 858 protected area overlaps with site 537
Mertinger Hölle Nature Reserve 143 protected area contained by site 143
Gschwellhau Landscape Protection Area 169 protected area contained by site 169
Firnhabermoos (Mertinger Hölle) Landscape Protection Area 182 protected area contained by site 182
Egau Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 42 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Donauauen Blindheim-Donaumünster Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,211 protected area contained by site 1,211
Donauauen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 39,597 protected area overlaps with site 2,233
Donau-Auen zwischen Thalfingen und Höchstädt Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,798 protected area overlaps with site 742
Donau-Auen zwischen Blindheim und Tapfheim Landscape Protection Area 1,095 protected area contained by site 1,095
Dillinger Au Landscape Protection Area 2 protected area overlaps with site 106
Bertenau Landscape Protection Area 368 protected area overlaps with site 195
Augsburg-Westliche Wälder Nature Park 122,488 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Augsburg - Westliche Wälder Landscape Protection Area 70,501 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Apfelwörth Nature Reserve 188 protected area contained by site 188
Am Langweidlegraben östlich von Heißesheim Landscape Protection Area 53 protected area contained by site 53
Altwasser bei Rettingen Landscape Protection Area 11 protected area contained by site 11
Altwasser bei Donauwörth Landscape Protection Area 6 protected area overlaps with site 7

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Donau-Auen and Donau-Ried: Höchstädt - Donauwörth. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/06/2019.