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Main valley and Steiger foothills near Schweinfurt and Volkach


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1990-2000 2 breeding pairs C6
Ixobrychus minutus NR breeding 1990-2000 10 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1990-2000 2 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1990-2000 10 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1990-2000 50 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1990-2000 20 breeding pairs C6
Picus canus NR breeding 1990-2000 40 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC breeding 1990-2000 100 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1990-2000 100 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1990-2000 150 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC passage 1990-2000 20 individuals C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1990-2000 200 breeding pairs C6

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wipfelder Mainaue bei St.Ludwig Nature Reserve 73 protected area contained by site 73
Weyerer Bergheide mit Hangwäldern und Altwasser Landscape Protection Area 34 protected area overlaps with site 13
Wald an der Hallburg Nature Reserve 10 protected area contained by site 10
Volkacher Mainschleife Landscape Protection Area 5,322 protected area overlaps with site 1,550
Vogelschutzgebiet Garstadt Nature Reserve 48 protected area contained by site 48
Vogelschutzgebiet Alter und Neuer See Nature Reserve 38 protected area contained by site 38
Sulzheimer Gipshügel Nature Reserve 8 protected area contained by site 8
Spitalholz bei Gochsheim Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 26
Schweinfurter Becken und nördliches Steigerwaldvorland Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 86 protected area overlaps with site 486
Schutz von Landschaftsteilen in der Gemeinde Reupelsdorf, Landkreis Gerolzhofen - Staatswaldrevier Reupelsdorf Landscape Protection Area 211 protected area overlaps with site 2
Schutz eines Landschaftsteils im Bereich der Stadt Schweinfurt und des Landkreises Schweinfurt Landscape Protection Area 32 protected area overlaps with site 12
Schutz des Landschaftsraumes Umgebung der Sulzheimer Gipshügel in der Gemarkung Sulzheim, Landkreis Schweinfurt Landscape Protection Area 35 protected area overlaps with site 13
Schleifwiesen und Nußloch bei Lindach Nature Reserve 16 protected area contained by site 16
Saumain in der Stadt Schweinfurt Nature Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 12
Sandgrasheiden am Elgersheimer Hof Nature Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 3
Sandfluren bei Volkach, Schwarzach a.Main und Sommerach Nature Reserve 105 protected area contained by site 105
Riedholz und Grettstädter Wiesen Nature Reserve 119 protected area contained by site 119
Rechtes Mainufer bei Sommerach Nature Reserve 19 protected area contained by site 19
Maintal zwischen Schweinfurt und Dettelbach Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 771 protected area overlaps with site 2,620
Maintal bei Sennfeld und Weyer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 326 protected area overlaps with site 243
Mainhang an der Vogelsburg Nature Reserve 53 protected area contained by site 53
Mainauelandschaft bei Sennfeld Landscape Protection Area 50 protected area overlaps with site 19
Mainaue zwischen Sommerach und Köhler Nature Reserve 93 protected area contained by site 93
Mainaue zwischen Grafenrheinfeld und Kitzingen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,380 protected area overlaps with site 1,355
LSG Umgebung des Alten und Neuen Sees Landscape Protection Area 158 protected area overlaps with site 15
LSG Üchtelhäuser Grund Landscape Protection Area 40 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG Im Kies und Unterer Unkenbach Landscape Protection Area 51 protected area contained by site 51
LSG Hausener Tal Landscape Protection Area 1,207 protected area overlaps with site 50
Hörnauer Wald Nature Reserve 181 protected area contained by site 181
Herlheimer Wiesen Landscape Protection Area 68 protected area overlaps with site 20
Garstadter Holz Nature Reserve 52 protected area contained by site 52
Erweiterung des Vogelschutzgebietes Garstadt Nature Reserve 83 protected area contained by site 83
Elmuß Nature Reserve 45 protected area contained by site 45
Astheimer Dürringswasen Nature Reserve 11 protected area overlaps with site 4
Alter Main bei Volkach Nature Reserve 63 protected area contained by site 64
Alter Main bei Bergrheinfeld und Grafenrheinfeld Nature Reserve 21 protected area overlaps with site 8


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Main valley and Steiger foothills near Schweinfurt and Volkach. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/08/2019.