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
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC resident 1997-2005 20-50 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 1997-2005 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1997-2005 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Citril Finch Carduelis citrinella LC breeding 1994 120-150 breeding pairs B3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wilder Kaiser Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,781 protected area contained by site 0
Schwemm Naturschutzgebiet 66 protected area contained by site 0
Schwemm Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 66 protected area contained by site 0
Kaisergebirge Naturschutzgebiet 9,277 protected area contained by site 10,200


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kaisergebirge. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.