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Location Austria, Burgenland
Central coordinates 16o 25.00' East  47o 44.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 4,064 ha
Altitude 240 - 600m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

BirdLife Austria

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.

Key Biodiversity This site holds important numbers of birds associated with non-intensively managed orchards and open woodland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian 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 areas

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 - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  65%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Surroundings of Mattersburg. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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