Wernauer and Unterensinger gravel pits

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC passage 1993-1998 6 individuals C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1990-2000 1-2 breeding pairs C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC passage 1993-1998 11 individuals C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Wernauer Baggerseen Naturschutzgebiet 32 protected area contained by site 32
Vorland der mittleren Schwäbischen Alb Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 17,003 protected area overlaps with site 13
Neckarwasen Naturschutzgebiet 13 protected area overlaps with site 13
LSG Wernau (Neckar) (6 Teilgebiete) vom03.05.1995 Landschaftschutzgebiet 214 protected area overlaps with site 12
LSG Gebiete bei Unterensingen und Zizishausen (4 Teilgebiete) vom 25.03.1985 geändert am 04.11.1999 Landschaftschutzgebiet 465 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Grienwiesen und Wernauer Baggerseen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 69 protected area contained by site 58
Grienwiesen (Schüle-See) Naturschutzgebiet 12 protected area contained by site 12
Filder Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 697 protected area overlaps with site 48
Am Rank (Röhmsee) Naturschutzgebiet 13 protected area contained by site 13

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wernauer and Unterensinger gravel pits. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.