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Oberwesterwald, incl. Westerwald lake area and Neunkhausener Plateau


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
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2001 200 individuals C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2001 4-5 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 2001 150 individuals C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC breeding 2001 20-25 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 2001 400 breeding pairs C6
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra LC breeding 2001 700 breeding pairs B3

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)
Wölferlinger Weiher Naturschutzgebiet 72 protected area overlaps with site 90
Westerwälder Seenplatte Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 416 protected area overlaps with site 68
Westerwälder Seenplatte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 430 protected area overlaps with site 114
Westerwälder Kuppenland Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,187 protected area overlaps with site 1,642
Westerwald Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28,948 protected area overlaps with site 12,688
Westerwaelder Seenplatte Landschaftschutzgebiet 4,032 protected area overlaps with site 4,000
Weier- und Winterbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 222 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Weidenbruch Naturschutzgebiet 31 protected area overlaps with site 25
Wacholderheide Westernohe Naturschutzgebiet 14 protected area contained by site 14
Vogelschutzgebiet Wälder und Wiesen bei Burbach und Neunkirchen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,655 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Unterwesterwald bei Herschbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,019 protected area overlaps with site 1,019
Tongrube Beckershaid Naturschutzgebiet 29 protected area contained by site 28
Steinbrüche in Mittelhessen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 327 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Steinbruch am Breiten Berg Naturschutzgebiet 17 protected area contained by site 6
Stauwurzel des Seeweihers bei Mengerskirchen Naturschutzgebiet 35 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Seebachtal Naturschutzgebiet 50 protected area contained by site 46
Secker Weiher - Wiesensee Landschaftschutzgebiet 3,997 protected area overlaps with site 2,742
Schimmelsbachtal Naturschutzgebiet 75 protected area contained by site 75
Rabenscheider Holz Naturschutzgebiet 57 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Quellgebiet Enspeler Bach Naturschutzgebiet 198 protected area contained by site 0
Oberes Wiedtal Naturschutzgebiet 203 protected area contained by site 0
NSG Weier- und Winterbach Naturschutzgebiet 160 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Krombachtalsperre Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 43 protected area overlaps with site 0
NSG Krombachtalsperre Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 43 protected area overlaps with site 16
NSG Buchhellerquellgebiet Naturschutzgebiet 203 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nistertal und Kroppacher Schweiz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,113 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nisteraue Naturschutzgebiet 19 protected area overlaps with site 0
Neunkhausener Plateau Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 370 protected area overlaps with site 140
Marienberger Höhe Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,190 protected area overlaps with site 145
LSG-Burbach Landschaftschutzgebiet 5,675 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Krombachtalsperre Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,853 protected area overlaps with site 1,486
Krombachtalsperre Naturschutzgebiet 43 protected area overlaps with site 1
Im Kumpf Naturschutzgebiet 5 protected area contained by site 5
Holzbachtal Naturschutzgebiet 46 protected area contained by site 0
Holzbachtal Nature Reserve 58 protected area overlaps with site 38
Holzbachdurchbruch Naturschutzgebiet 21 protected area contained by site 21
Hoher Westerwald Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,611 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hoher Westerwald Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,965 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hickengrund Landscape Protection Area 261 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hasenwiese Naturschutzgebiet 4 protected area contained by site 4
Hartenberg/Steincheswiese Naturschutzgebiet 15 protected area contained by site 19
Haiden-Weiher Naturschutzgebiet 34 protected area overlaps with site 35
Fuchskaute Naturschutzgebiet 40 protected area contained by site 40
Feuchtgebiete und Heiden des Hohen Westerwaldes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,780 protected area overlaps with site 3,223
Emmerzhausen Naturschutzgebiet 38 protected area overlaps with site 29
Elbbachtal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 83 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbbachtal Naturschutzgebiet 83 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Eisenbachwiesen Naturschutzgebiet 195 protected area contained by site 200
Dreifelder Weiher Naturschutzgebiet 123 protected area is adjacent to site 123
Dornbusch-Grabkaut-Seifenbitz Landschaftschutzgebiet 5 protected area contained by site 5
Buchheller-Quellgebiet Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 203 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Brinkenweiher Naturschutzgebiet 56 protected area overlaps with site 55
Brexbach- und Saynbachtal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,014 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Breitenbachtalsperre Naturschutzgebiet 49 protected area contained by site 47
Ackerflur bei Alpenrod Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12 protected area contained by site 12


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oberwesterwald, incl. Westerwald lake area and Neunkhausener Plateau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/06/2022.