Feuchte Ebene and Rauchwarther Platte

Country/territory: Austria

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 8,156 ha

BirdLife Austria

Site description (baseline)
The site consists of two parts. The Feuchte Ebene is a semi-open plain, previously with large areas of non-intensive pasture, now largely converted to arable cultivation. There are still substantial areas of humid grassland and small pockets of dry grassland, fens and alluvial forest. The Rauchwarther Platte is an undulating plateau, largely used for arable agriculture. The north of the IBA contains a large Quercus forest.

Key biodiversity
An important site for species breeding in humid grasslands and arable land. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Otis tarda (0-2 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Feuchte Ebene and Rauchwarther Platte. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.