IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1998 3-5 breeding pairs B2
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC breeding 1998 100-140 breeding pairs B3
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1998 150 breeding pairs B2
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor LC resident 1998 30 breeding pairs B2
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1998 30,000-40,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv, C5

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vogelsberg. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.