Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC resident 1998 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1998 15-20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus LC breeding 1998 110-165 breeding pairs B3
Citril Finch Carduelis citrinella LC breeding 1998 160-250 breeding pairs B3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg Nature Reserve 2,800 unknown 0
Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg Landscape Protected Area 0 unknown 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.