|Central coordinates||15o 48.00' East 48o 40.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2, C1, C6|
|Altitude||478 - 628m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information This site is important for species of open and semi-open landscapes. It holds the largest population of Crex crex in Austria.
Site description The site is a military training area and is closed to the general public. About 70 km2of land were removed from agricultural production in 1941 and this area is now fallow land. The remainder of the area is composed of intensively managed spruce Picea forest, arable land, hay-meadows, and a few fish-ponds. Apart from military training, human activities include hunting, fisheries, agriculture and forestry.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||2000-2005||83-114 males only||good||A1, C1, C6||Least Concern|
|Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor||breeding||1997-2005||7-21 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria||breeding||1997-2005||80-150 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Ruderal land||80%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Threats to the site include the intensification of agriculture and the potential impact of military training (`Other' threats).
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Allentsteig military training area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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