Country/territory: Austria

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 2,589 ha

BirdLife Austria

Site description (baseline)
The Lobau is the western part of a large area of riverine forest associated with the Danube. It is divided by the Donau-Oder-Kanal into the Obere (Upper) and Untere (Lower) Lobau. The Obere Lobau is a mixture of agriculture and intensive forestry, but the Untere Lobau contains areas of near-natural forest. Both areas are used for recreational activities, angling and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding riverine forest species.

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