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Location Luxembourg, Canton d'Echternach,Canton de Grevenmacher
Central coordinates 6o 26.00' East  49o 45.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 3,983 ha
Altitude 183 - 399m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Letzebuerger natur-A Vulleschutz-Liga

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2000-2009  3-4 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1997-2009  6-9 breeding pairs  good  C6  Near Threatened 
Circus cyaneus winter  2000-2009  3-6 individuals  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Milvus migrans breeding  1997-2009  5-7 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  2000-2009  5-8 individuals  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  2000-2009  20-30 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor breeding  2000-2007  12-18 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2009 high very unfavourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bech/Berbourg-Sauerbaach Humid Zone 167 protected area contains site 167  
Geyershaff-Geyersknapp Divers Nature Reserve 47 protected area contains site 47  
Herborn-Bois De Herborn Humid Zone 398 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Mertert-Manternach Forest Reserve 709 protected area contains site 136  
Mompach/Herborn-Reier Humid Zone 104 protected area contains site 104  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  57%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  29%
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  13%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting major
rangeland/pastureland 57%
agriculture 29%
forestry 12%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Region of Mompach, Manternach, Bech and Osweiler. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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