Country/territory: Austria

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 1,907 ha

BirdLife Austria

Site description (2000 baseline)
The course of the Pielach, a tributary of the Danube, is in a near-natural state. Forest dominated by Alnus, Fraxinus, Acer and Salix is associated with the river. Adjacent areas are dominated by arable cultivation with two patches of Quercus woodland.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding riverine species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pielachtal. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.