Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An upland landscape supporting Fagus and Quercus forest, native montane coniferous forest and near-natural montane mixed forest (Fagus-Abies-Picea). Interspersed with these are areas of heathland, dry grassland, moist meadow, lightly improved meadow and pasture, raised bog, tarns and screes.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding species of upland habitats such as Falco peregrinus, Tetrao urogallus, Glaucidium passerinum and Aegolius funereus.

Protected areas
National Partial International LowIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area and Nature Reserve. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg. Downloaded from on 07/08/2022.