An open, diverse landscape near Mattersburg. The main land-use is low-intensity agriculture and the site consists of arable fields, orchards, grassland and groves dominated by Castanea sativa.
This site holds important numbers of birds associated with non-intensively managed orchards and open woodland.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include the abandonment of orchards, Castanea groves and hay-meadows, and the removal of old trees, nesting sites for Otus scops. Castanea stands are also threatened by a virus (`Other' threats). A two-year conservation project (1994-1995) has been completed, resulting in detailed management proposals.
National Low International None80 ha of IBA covered by protected area (Rohrbacher Kogel, 80 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Surroundings of Mattersburg. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 25/03/2023.