Lower course of the Traun

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 1997-2005 20-50 breeding pairs B2
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1997-2005 12-14 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica LC breeding 2005 5-7 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Unteres Traun- und Almtal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,251 protected area overlaps with site 0
Untere Traun Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,310 protected area overlaps with site 2,100
Kuhschellenrasen beim Wirt am Berg Naturschutzgebiet 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Heißländen und Auwälder an der Traun Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 124 protected area overlaps with site 0
Halbtrockenrasen an der Traun in Pucking Naturschutzgebiet 6 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fischlhamerau Naturschutzgebiet 107 protected area overlaps with site 75


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower course of the Traun. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.