The area encloses the flood-plain forests of the Danube between Krems and Klosterneuburg. Only small remnants of the original forest communities still exist. Today, most of the area is covered by Populus plantations and stands of Fraxinus and Alnus. Within the forest are numerous oxbow lakes, with reedbeds (Phragmites), as well as hay- meadows, arable fields and gravel-pits. Human activities include forestry, agriculture, gravel extraction, recreation, hunting and angling.
This site is important for species typical of riverine forests.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Riverine forests in the Tullnerfeld. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/03/2021.