Site description (2000 baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Neusiedler See. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/neusiedler-see-iba-austria on 04/12/2023.