AT017
Central Marchfeld


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 2000-2005 16-19 breeding pairs C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2000-2005 6-8 individuals C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2003-2005 5-7 breeding pairs C6
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU resident 2003-2005 1 breeding pairs C6
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2003-2005 2-3 breeding pairs B2, C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1996-2005 3 breeding pairs 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial 0 0 good (> 90%) poor (40-69%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Windmühle Naturschutzgebiet 3 protected area contained by site 0
Weikendorfer Remise Naturschutzgebiet 192 protected area contained by site 183
Wacholderheide Siebenbrunn Nature Reserve 38 protected area overlaps with site 38
Wachholderheide Obersiebenbrunn Naturschutzgebiet 37 protected area contained by site 0
Sclosspark Obersiebenbraun Nature Reserve 40 protected area overlaps with site 40
Schloßpark Obersiebenbrunn Naturschutzgebiet 45 protected area contained by site 0
Sandboden und Praterterrasse Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,020 protected area contained by site 0
Sandberge Oberweiden Naturschutzgebiet 117 protected area contained by site 115
Pannonische Sanddünen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,524 protected area overlaps with site 0
March-Thaya-Auen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,880 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lassee Naturschutzgebiet 1 protected area contained by site 0
Gerichtsberg Naturschutzgebiet 6 protected area overlaps with site 0
Erdpresshöhe Naturschutzgebiet 5 protected area contained by site 0
Donau-March-Thaya-Auen Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 36,090 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Marchfeld. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2022.