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North-eastern lower Harz mountains


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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC resident 1995 2-3 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC breeding 2001 2 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 2001 2 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC resident 1995 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC breeding 2001 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 2001 50-70 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC breeding 2001 120-150 breeding pairs B3, C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 2001 2-5 breeding pairs C6
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva LC breeding 2001 2-5 breeding pairs 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Steinköpfe Naturschutzgebiet 678 protected area contained by site 678
Spaltenmoor östlich Friedrichsbrunn Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 82 protected area contained by site 82
Spaltenmoor Naturschutzgebiet 82 protected area contained by site 82
Selketal und Bergwiesen bei Stiege Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,522 protected area overlaps with site 3,174
Selketal Naturschutzgebiet 656 protected area contained by site 656
Oberes Selketal Naturschutzgebiet 1,739 protected area overlaps with site 1,373
Nordöstlicher Unterharz Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,988 is identical to site 16,988
Harz und nördliches Harzvorland Landschaftschutzgebiet 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Harz und nördliches Harzvorland Landschaftschutzgebiet 7 protected area overlaps with site 15,527
Harz (Landkreis Goslar) Landschaftschutzgebiet 38,908 protected area overlaps with site 1,273
Harz Landschaftschutzgebiet 6,805 protected area overlaps with site 0
Harz Nature Park 166,054 protected area contains site 16,988
Eichenberg Naturschutzgebiet 57 protected area contained by site 56
Burgesroth-Bruchholz Naturschutzgebiet 192 protected area contained by site 192
Burgesroth und Laubwälder bei Ballenstedt Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 620 protected area contained by site 620
Bodetal und Laubwälder des Harzrandes bei Thale Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,773 protected area overlaps with site 4,896
Bodetal Naturschutzgebiet 476 protected area contained by site 476
Bode und Selke im Harzvorland Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 276 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Anhaltinischer Saalstein Naturschutzgebiet 6 protected area contained by site 6
Alte Burg Naturschutzgebiet 45 protected area contained by site 45

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North-eastern lower Harz mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2022.