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Location Austria, Niederösterreich
Central coordinates 15o 42.00' East  48o 29.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 17,969 ha
Altitude 192 - 537m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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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.

Key Biodiversity An important area for species typical of mixed agricultural, grassland and wooded habitats, particularly Lullula arborea and Emberiza cia.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 
European 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 


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 - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
forestry 30%
not utilised 10%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lower Kamp valley. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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