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March/Thaya riverine forest


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC breeding 1997-2005 10-20 breeding pairs B2
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1997-2005 20-38 males A1, B2, C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1994 6-8 breeding pairs B2, C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1996 95 breeding pairs C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1989 3-4 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2002-2005 15-43 breeding pairs C6
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU non-breeding 1997-2005 2-3 breeding pairs A1, B2, C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1994 11-15 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident 1997-2005 2-3 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT breeding 1997-2005 2-7 breeding pairs B2, C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1994 15-18 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1994 20-25 breeding pairs B2, C6
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 1994 1-2 breeding pairs B2, 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Untere Marchauen Naturschutzgebiet 1,222 protected area contained by site 1,166
Salzsteppe Baumgarten an der March Naturschutzgebiet 12 protected area overlaps with site 0
Salzsteppe Baumgarten a.d. March Nature Reserve 11 protected area overlaps with site 11
Rabensburger Thaya-Auen Naturschutzgebiet 365 protected area contained by site 385
Pannonische Sanddünen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,524 protected area is adjacent to site 0
March-Thaya-Auen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,833 protected area overlaps with site 12,000
March-Thaya-Auen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,880 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kleiner Breitensee Naturschutzgebiet 51 protected area contained by site 44
In den Sandbergen Naturschutzgebiet 5 protected area contained by site 0
Gerichtsberg Naturschutzgebiet 6 protected area overlaps with site 0
Donau-March-Thaya-Auen Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 36,090 protected area overlaps with site 12,000
Donau-March-Thaya-Auen Landschaftsschutzgebiet 18,838 protected area overlaps with site 0
Donau-Auen östlich von Wien Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,100 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Donau-Auen östlich von Wien Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,516 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Angerner und Dürnkruter Marchschlingen Naturschutzgebiet 93 protected area overlaps with site 81

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: March/Thaya riverine forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020.