Southern Seewinkel and Zitzmannsdorfer Wiesen

Country/territory: Austria

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6 (2009)
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Area: 13,995 ha

BirdLife Austria

Site description (2000 baseline)
The Seewinkel is part of the `Small Hungarian Plain'. The area is characterized by about 45 small shallow saline lakes with seasonally fluctuating water-levels. These are found within a landscape of wet meadows, hay-meadows, reedbeds (Phragmites), dry pastures, arable land, vineyards and small patches of woodland. The Zitzmannsdorfer Wiesen are a large area of continuous wet meadows between the villages of Weiden and Podersdorf.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for migrating and breeding wildfowl and waders in wet meadows and saline lakes.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Southern Seewinkel and Zitzmannsdorfer Wiesen. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.