|Central coordinates||16o 25.00' East 47o 44.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C6|
|Altitude||240 - 600m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information This site holds important numbers of birds associated with non-intensively managed orchards and open woodland.
Site description 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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Common Scops-owl Otus scops||resident||1997-2005||15-30 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria||breeding||2005||110-120 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Rohrbacher Kogel||Unknown||80||protected area contained by site||80|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||30%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land||65%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations 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.
Protection status National Low International None80 ha of IBA covered by protected area (Rohrbacher Kogel, 80 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Surroundings of Mattersburg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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