|Central coordinates||13o 59.00' East 48o 41.00' North|
|Altitude||500 - 1,378m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information The IBA is important for species characteristic of both forest and mixed agriculture and grassland.
Site description The Bohemian forest covers the highest peaks of the granitic Bohemian Mass and divides the river systems of the Elbe and Danube. Spruce Picea forests dominate, with some mixed and deciduous forest. The main land-use in the Mühl valley is arable agriculture although some wet meadows, dry grasslands and raised bogs remain. The area is used for winter sports.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||1997-2005||5-7 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum||-||1997-2005||20-40 breeding pairs||medium||C6||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||60%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||5%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Forestry plantations||35%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Forestry operations threaten the forests, although a natural age structure and an increased proportion of broadleaved trees are generally promoted. Acid rain (`Other' threats) threatens the forest, particularly at higher altitudes. Winter sports are a source of disturbance. In the Mühl valley, agricultural intensification is the major threat.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bohemian forest and Mühl valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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