Lake Neusiedl is the most western shallow steppic lake in Europe. Extensive reedbeds (Phragmites), up to 5 km wide, fringe the lake. Human activities include annual cutting and burning of the reedbeds (`Other' land-use), recreation, fishing and hunting.
An important site for breeding herons and birds associated with reedbeds.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Neusiedler See. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2019.