Salzach valley

Country/territory: Austria

IBA criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 3,781 ha

BirdLife Austria

Site description (2000 baseline)
The site covers the lower course of the River Salzach, a section still free of power plants. Extensive areas of riverine forest remain close to Salzburg, whilst the lower section of the valley is a steep-sided gorge. In the north of the site, an area of agricultural land includes a high proportion of wet meadows.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for species associated with riverine forest and humid grassland.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Salzach valley. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.