Ponds and forests near Maulbronn

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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 1993-1999 5 individuals C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1993-1999 2-4 breeding pairs C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC non-breeding 1993-1999 2 individuals C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC non-breeding 1993-1999 1 individuals C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1990-2000 1 breeding pairs 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)
Weiher bei Maulbronn Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 143 protected area overlaps with site 110
Stromberg-Heuchelberg Nature Park 32,891 protected area contains site 180
Stromberg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,795 protected area overlaps with site 106
Salzachaue mit Seitentälern, Aschberg und Eichelberg Landschaftschutzgebiet 275 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Roßweiher Naturschutzgebiet 12 protected area overlaps with site 11
Aalkistensee Naturschutzgebiet 50 protected area contained by site 50

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ponds and forests near Maulbronn. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.