Northern Black Forest, east of the Murg

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: B3, C7 (2000)
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Area: 48,000 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (2000 baseline)
An upland landscape supporting Fagus and Quercus forest, native montane coniferous forest and near-natural montane mixed forest (Fagus-Abies-Picea). Interspersed with these are areas of heathland, dry grassland, moist meadow, lightly improved meadow and pasture, raised bog, reed- Phragmites and sedge-beds, springs and screes.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding species of upland and forest habitats such as Tetrao urogallus, Glaucidium passerinum and Aegolius funereus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Northern Black Forest, east of the Murg. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.