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Location Austria, Burgenland
Central coordinates 16o 42.00' East  47o 58.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 6,320 ha
Altitude 128 - 410m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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Site description A range of low slate and limestone hills between Purbach and Bruckneudorf. The area is mostly Quercus-Carpinus forest with vineyards, arable land and mesophile grassland around the forest edge. Part of the site is a military training area consisting of mesophile grassland and forest. Human activities include forestry and hunting.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for forest birds and species found in mixed agricultural landscapes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2006  20-40 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  2006  250-260 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  2006  450-950 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  80%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 70%
military 25%
agriculture 5%
not utilised 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: North-eastern Leithagebirge. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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