North-eastern Leithagebirge

Country/territory: Austria

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 6,320 ha

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Site description
A range of low slate and limestone hills between Purbach and Bruckneudorf. The area is mostly Quercus-Carpinus forest with vineyards, arable land and mesophile grassland around the forest edge. Part of the site is a military training area consisting of mesophile grassland and forest. Human activities include forestry and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for forest birds and species found in mixed agricultural landscapes.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North-eastern Leithagebirge. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.