Lower course of the Traun

Country/territory: Austria

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 3,010 ha

BirdLife Austria

Site description (2000 baseline)
The site consists of the lower and middle courses of the River Traun, a tributary of the Danube, and neighbouring areas of gravel-pits and fish-ponds. Substantial areas of riverine forest remain along the middle course of the river. Surrounding arable land is increasingly being put into set-aside. The area is very popular for recreation, primarily watersports and angling.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding species associated with a mix of wetland and forest. The gravel pits hold a large breeding population of Riparia riparia (800-1,700 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower course of the Traun. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.