Country/territory: Austria

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 5,722 ha

BirdLife Austria
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
A large area of hay-meadows and arable land, that floods periodically, on the south bank of the Danube. Small stands of riverine forest and a large oxbow lake are included in the IBA.

Key biodiversity
The area holds one of the last remaining lowland populations of Crex crex in Austria. Breeding success is currently very poor.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Machland. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.