Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 60,000 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, tarns and screes.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.