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Location France, Alsace
Central coordinates 7o 53.00' East  48o 52.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C2, C6
Area 21,350 ha
Altitude 130 - 183m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site includes deciduous and conifer woodlands, heathland, wet grassland, peatbogs and rivers.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for raptors, woodpeckers and heathland-edge species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  5-50 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B3, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FORET DE HAGUENAU - FR4211790 Birds Directive 19,220 protected area contained by site 19,220  
LA SAUER ET SES AFFLUENTS - FR4201794 Habitats Directive 749 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MASSIF FORESTIER DE HAGUENAU - FR4201798 Habitats Directive 3,114 protected area overlaps with site 2,313  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forêt de Haguenau. Downloaded from on 18/04/2015

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