IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1998 3-5 breeding pairs B2
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC breeding 1998 100-140 breeding pairs B3
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1998 150 breeding pairs B2
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor LC resident 1998 30 breeding pairs B2
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1998 30,000-40,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv, C5

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Grassland -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Vogelsberg. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.