Central Marchfeld

Country/territory: Austria

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 44,138 ha

BirdLife Austria
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 very high unfavourable not assessed
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Site description (baseline)
The Marchfeld is a plain to the north-east of Vienna, dominated by intensive arable agriculture with high levels of irrigation. Small remnants of woodland and dry, sandy grassland remain.

Key biodiversity
The site is one of five in Austria that hold Otis tarda.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Central Marchfeld. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.