DE216
Bliesgau


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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1999 2 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1998 500-2,000 individuals C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC passage 1995 1-2 individuals C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1998 1 breeding pairs C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC passage 1995 1-10 individuals C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1998 10 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1998 1-2 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1998 1 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC passage 1996 10-20 individuals C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC breeding 1998 20 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1998 15 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC resident 1998 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1998 10 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 1998 20 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1998 20 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1998 400 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1999 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC passage 1998 10-50 individuals C6

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zwischen Klosterwald und Erzental Nature Reserve 16 protected area contained by site 16
Zwischen Hartungshof und Schorrenwald Landschaftschutzgebiet 207 protected area contained by site 0
Zweibrücker Land Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,694 protected area is adjacent to site 0
zw. Bliesdalheim und Herbitzheim Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 124 protected area contained by site 0
zw. Bliesdalheim und Herbitzheim Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 124 protected area contained by site 113
Wisch- und Wogbachtal Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,036 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waldgebiet westlich Wörschweiler mit Grünland, Brachen und Feldgehölzen Landschaftschutzgebiet 218 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wald südlich Einöd mit Grünland, Streuobstbeständen, Brachen, Feldgehölzen Landschaftschutzgebiet 80 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wacholderberg Naturschutzgebiet 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vogelschutzgehölz Auersmacher-Erweiterungsfläche: In der Dell, Ober dem Bruch Landschaftschutzgebiet 3 protected area contained by site 0
Vogelschutzgehölz Auersmacher - Tierschutzgebiet - Landschaftschutzgebiet 29 protected area contained by site 0
Umgebung Gräfinthal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 53 protected area contained by site 53
Umgebung Böckweiler (westl.) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 52 protected area contained by site 52
Südlicher Bliesgau/Auf der Lohe Naturschutzgebiet 1,468 protected area contained by site 1,468
Schwalbaue Naturschutzgebiet 15 protected area overlaps with site 12
Schloßhübel Naturschutzgebiet 6 protected area overlaps with site 5
Saar/Bliesgau/Westrich Nature Park 1,800 protected area contained by site 1,800
Ransbacher Berg (Gemeindewald Fechingen) Landschaftschutzgebiet 70 protected area contained by site 0
Oberwürzbach-Hirschental Naturschutzgebiet 98 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Himsklamm Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 59 protected area contained by site 0
NSG Himsklamm Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 59 protected area contained by site 51
nördlich Rilchingen-Hanweiler Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13 protected area contained by site 13
Naturschutzgebiet Zwischen Bliesdalheim und Herbitzheim (N 6809-303) Naturschutzgebiet 124 protected area contained by site 0
Naturschutzgebiet Umgebung Gräfinthal (N 6808-304) Nature Reserve 54 protected area contained by site 0
Naturschutzgebiet Muschelkalkhänge bei Bebelsheim und Wittersheim (N 6808-303) Naturschutzgebiet 197 protected area contained by site 0
Naturschutzgebiet Himsklamm (N 6809-307) Naturschutzgebiet 59 protected area contained by site 0
Naturschutzgebiet Bliesaue zwischen Blieskastel und Bliesdalheim (N 6709-302) Naturschutzgebiet 198 protected area contained by site 0
Naturschutzgebiet Birzberg, Honigsack/Kappelberghang bei Fechingen (N 6808-301) Nature Reserve 188 protected area contained by site 0
Naturschutzgebiet Baumbusch bei Medelsheim (N 6809-305) Naturschutzgebiet 476 protected area contained by site 0
Naturschutzgebiet Badstube Mimbach (N 6709-301) Nature Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 0
Muschelkalkhänge nordwestlich Wecklingen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14 protected area contained by site 14
Muschelkalkhänge bei Bebelsheim u. Wittersheim Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 197 protected area contained by site 142
Muschelkalkhänge bei Bebelsheim u. Wittersheim Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 197 protected area contained by site 0
Muschelkalkgebiet bei Gersheim und Blieskastel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,640 protected area contained by site 0
Muschelkalkgebiet bei Gersheim und Blieskastel Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,640 protected area contained by site 1,640
Moorseiters Naturschutzgebiet 32 protected area contained by site 32
LSG südlich Blieskastel (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 128 protected area contained by site 0
LSG nördlich Blieskastel (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 2,142 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG in Mandelbachtal (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,256 protected area contained by site 0
LSG in Mandelbachtal (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 36 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG in Mandelbachtal (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 409 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG in Gershein (alter Landkreis Homburg; Bereich XIV) Landschaftschutzgebiet 740 protected area contained by site 0
LSG in Gersheim (alter Landkreis Homburg; Bereich XIII) Landschaftschutzgebiet 28 protected area contained by site 0
LSG in Gersheim (alter Landkreis Homburg; Bereich X) Landschaftschutzgebiet 49 protected area contained by site 0
LSG Gersheim (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 27 protected area contained by site 0
LSG Gersheim (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 46 protected area contained by site 0
LSG Gersheim (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 203 protected area contained by site 0
LSG Gersheim (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 23 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG Gersheim (ehem. Landkreis St. Ingbert) Landschaftschutzgebiet 16 protected area contained by site 0
LSG Gersheim (ehem. Landkreis Homburg) Landschaftschutzgebiet 94 protected area contained by site 0
LSG Blieskastel (alter Landkreis Homburg; Bereich IV) Landschaftschutzgebiet 683 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG Blieskastel (alter Landkreis Homburg, Bereich XIII) Landschaftschutzgebiet 400 protected area contained by site 0
LSG Blieskastel (alter Landkreis Homburg, Bereich XII) Landschaftschutzgebiet 358 protected area contained by site 0
LSG Blieskastel (alter Landkreis Homburg, Bereich XI) Landschaftschutzgebiet 729 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lindenfels Naturschutzgebiet 113 protected area overlaps with site 80
Landschaftsschutzgebiet Umgebung Böckweiler (westl.) (L 6809-304) Landscape Protection Area 54 protected area contained by site 0
Landschaftsschutzgebiet Nördlich Rilchingen-Hanweiler (L 6808-305) Landscape Protection Area 13 protected area contained by site 0
Landschaftsschutzgebiet Muschelkalkhänge nordwestlich Wecklingen (L 6709-303) Landscape Protection Area 13 protected area contained by site 0
Landschaftsschutzgebiet im [ehem.] Landkreis St. Ingbert Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,256 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Landschaftsschutzgebiet Gebberg bei Fechingen (L 6808-302) Landscape Protection Area 53 protected area contained by site 0
Landschaftsschutzgebiet Brücker Berg bei Niedergailbach (L 6809-308) Landschaftschutzgebiet 104 protected area overlaps with site 0
Landschaftsschutzgebiet Allmendwald und Bettelwald bei Ormesheim (L 6708-303) Landschaftschutzgebiet 115 protected area contained by site 0
Kleinblittersdorfer Wald Naturschutzgebiet 51 protected area contained by site 51
Kalbenberg-Süd Naturschutzgebiet 31 protected area contained by site 31
Hornbach und Seitentäler Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 690 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Honigsack / Kappelberghang Nature Reserve 141 protected area contained by site 136
Honigsack - Heckenstück (Teilbereich Gemeindewald Fechingen und Meerwald Bübingen) Landschaftschutzgebiet 120 protected area contained by site 0
Himsklamm Nature Reserve 51 protected area contained by site 50
Hangflächen bei Gräfinthal Nature Reserve 53 protected area contained by site 55
Großbirkel - Hungerberg Naturschutzgebiet 14 protected area contained by site 14
Gredlingen Landschaftschutzgebiet 118 protected area contained by site 0
Gemeindewald Kleinblittersdorf: Erweiterungsfläche: Tiefenbachtal Landschaftschutzgebiet 7 protected area contained by site 0
Gemeindewald Kleinblittersdorf: Erweiterungsfläche: Rebenhof Landschaftschutzgebiet 7 protected area contained by site 0
Gemeindewald Kleinblittersdorf Landschaftschutzgebiet 203 protected area contained by site 0
Gemeindewald Fechingen - Gebberg Landschaftschutzgebiet 123 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gemeindewald Auersmacher-Erweiterungsfläche: Bliesaue zwischen Gehlbacher Mühle und ehem. Zollstation Rilchingen-Hanweiler Landschaftschutzgebiet 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gemeindewald Auersmacher - Bliesbogen - Landschaftschutzgebiet 261 protected area contained by site 0
Gebberg bei Fechingen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 53 protected area contained by site 53
Galgenberg, Auf Scheiders, vordere Ahnung Landschaftschutzgebiet 25 protected area contained by site 0
Ehemaliges Kalkbergwerk Naturschutzgebiet 76 protected area contained by site 76
Brücker Berg bei Niedergailbach Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 104 protected area overlaps with site 102
Brücker Berg bei Niedergailbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 104 protected area overlaps with site 0
Böckweiler Wald Naturschutzgebiet 58 protected area contained by site 58
Bliesgau UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 32,906 protected area overlaps with site 22,351
Bliesaue zwischen Blieskastel und Bliesdalheim Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 198 protected area contained by site 199
Bliesaue zwischen Blieskastel und Bliesdalheim Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 198 protected area contained by site 0
Bliesaue zwischen Blieskastel und Bliesdalheim Nature Reserve 200 protected area contained by site 213
Bliesaue mit Grünland, Brachen, Auwaldfragmenten, stehendem und fließendem Gewässer, Begleitgehölz Landschaftschutzgebiet 339 protected area overlaps with site 0
Blies Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 303 protected area overlaps with site 0
Blies Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 303 protected area overlaps with site 232
Birzberg; Honigsack/Kappelberghang bei Fechingen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 183 protected area contained by site 0
Birzberg; Honigsack/Kappelberghang bei Fechingen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 183 protected area contained by site 183
Birzberg - Meerwald (Teilbereich Gemeindewald Fechingen und Meerwald Bübingen) Landschaftschutzgebiet 150 protected area contained by site 0
Birzberg Nature Reserve 43 protected area contained by site 44
Bickenalbtal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 288 protected area contained by site 288
Bickenalbtal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 288 protected area contained by site 0
Baumbusch bei Medelsheim Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 476 protected area contained by site 0
Baumbusch bei Medelsheim Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 476 protected area contained by site 400
Baumbusch Naturschutzgebiet 150 protected area contained by site 150
Badstube Mimbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11 protected area contained by site 11
Badstube Nature Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 8
Auberg (ehemals L5.08.21) Landschaftschutzgebiet 37 protected area contained by site 0
Allmendwald und Bettelwald bei Ormesheim Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 115 protected area contained by site 92
Allmendwald und Bettelwald bei Ormesheim Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 115 protected area contained by site 0
Allmendwald Nature Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 7
28142 Landscape Protection Area 255 protected area overlaps with site 247
28129 Landscape Protection Area 16 protected area contained by site 16
28093 Landscape Protection Area 46 protected area contained by site 46
28075 Landscape Protection Area 36 protected area overlaps with site 32
28002 Landscape Protection Area 25 protected area contained by site 25
27940 Landscape Protection Area 550 protected area contained by site 550
27856 Landscape Protection Area 1,904 protected area contained by site 1,904
27671 Landscape Protection Area 2,684 protected area overlaps with site 2,572
27633 Landscape Protection Area 589 protected area contained by site 589
27209 Landscape Protection Area 8,035 protected area overlaps with site 2,001

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
Introduced vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bliesgau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2021.