DE159
Wahner Heide


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
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1998 5-6 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1996 200 individuals C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 1995 1 individuals C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC passage 1996 3 individuals C6
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC passage 1990 1-2 individuals C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC winter 1990 1 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC passage 1995 2 individuals C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC non-breeding 1990 12 individuals C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC passage 1990 1 individuals C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1996 12-13 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 1996 9-10 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1996 32-35 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC non-breeding 1993 1 individuals C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1996 38-45 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1998 55 breeding pairs C6
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria LC breeding 1997 1 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1983 2-3 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC passage 1995 5 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wahner Heide Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,865 protected area contained by site 2,866
Vogelschutzgebiet 'Wahner Heide' Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,039 protected area contained by site 3,041
Siegburg, Troisdorf, St. Augustin Landscape Protection Area 3,253 protected area overlaps with site 275
Sieg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 617 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Wahner Heide im Rhein-Sieg-Kreis Naturschutzgebiet 2,010 protected area overlaps with site 1,897
NSG Wahner Heide Naturschutzgebiet 769 protected area overlaps with site 750
NSG Wahner Heide Naturschutzgebiet 658 protected area contained by site 653
NSG Trerichsweiher / Untere Aggeraue Naturschutzgebiet 34 protected area contained by site 34
NSG Siegaue Naturschutzgebiet 408 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Aggeraue zwischen Lohmar und Siegburg Naturschutzgebiet 259 protected area contained by site 259
NSG Aggeraue Naturschutzgebiet 155 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG-Wahner Heide Landschaftschutzgebiet 6 protected area contained by site 0
LSG-Wahner Heide Landschaftschutzgebiet 73 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Suelzaue Landschaftschutzgebiet 99 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Stadtwald Troisdorf Landschaftschutzgebiet 235 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Sieg-/Aggeraue Landschaftschutzgebiet 104 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Landschaftsschutzgebiet Landschaftschutzgebiet 4,256 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG-Landschaftsraum Gut Leidenhausen und Freiraeume um Brueck Landschaftschutzgebiet 993 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Kulturlandschaft bei Altenrath Landschaftschutzgebiet 18 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Aggeraue Landschaftschutzgebiet 103 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG-Aggeraue Landschaftschutzgebiet 48 protected area overlaps with site 0
Koenigsforst und vorgelagerte Freiraeume Landscape Protection Area 2,094 protected area overlaps with site 192
Im Rheinisch Bergischen Kreis Landscape Protection Area 6,471 protected area overlaps with site 11
Bergisches Land Nature Park 191,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bereich Bergische Hochflaeche, Lohmarer Wald Landscape Protection Area 4,625 protected area overlaps with site 45
Agger Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 198 protected area overlaps with site 135

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
military -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wahner Heide. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.