|Central coordinates||15o 42.00' East 48o 29.00' North|
|Altitude||192 - 537m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information An important area for species typical of mixed agricultural, grassland and wooded habitats, particularly Lullula arborea and Emberiza cia.
Site description This area is contiguous with the Middle Kamp valley but is more developed and populated. Vineyards are the dominant land-use within a matrix of small arable fields, orchards, patches of woodland, dry grasslands and stone walls. Forest on the surrounding plateau and hills is dominated by Quercus and Pinus, which grow in sparse stands on poor soils.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo||resident||1997-2005||11-14 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus||breeding||1997-2005||20 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Wood Lark Lullula arborea||breeding||1997-2005||40-55 breeding pairs||medium||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kamp und Kremstal||Birds Directive||42,934||protected area contains site||23,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||20%|
|Grassland||Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||5%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||5%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||70%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Field amalgamation is a major threat as it destroys the fine-scale habitat matrix. Remaining grasslands are threatened by afforestation. Several small power-plants and mills on the river have altered the fluvial processes. The valley is used intensively by tourists.
Protection status National None International High23,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Kamp und Kremstal, 42,934 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Kamp valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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