Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Hazel Grouse Tetrastes 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

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

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


Habitat (IUCN level 1) 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 -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.