Neusiedler See

Country/territory: Austria

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2009)
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Area: 25,187 ha

BirdLife Austria

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.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding herons and birds associated with reedbeds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Neusiedler See. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.