|Central coordinates||13o 58.00' East 48o 3.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C6|
|Altitude||290 - 440m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information An important site for breeding species associated with a mix of wetland and forest. The gravel pits hold a large breeding population of Riparia riparia (800-1,700 pairs).
Site description The site consists of the lower and middle courses of the River Traun, a tributary of the Danube, and neighbouring areas of gravel-pits and fish-ponds. Substantial areas of riverine forest remain along the middle course of the river. Surrounding arable land is increasingly being put into set-aside. The area is very popular for recreation, primarily watersports and angling.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Gadwall Anas strepera||breeding||1997-2005||20-50 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus||breeding||1997-2005||12-14 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Bluethroat Luscinia svecica||breeding||2005||5-7 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Fischlhamerau||Nature Reserve||75||protected area contained by site||75|
|Unteres Trauntal||Birds Directive||0||protected area contained by site||2,100|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland||40%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||20%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens||40%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Forested areas are threatened by conversion to arable land, forestry plantations and gravel-pits. A new power plant is under construction within the IBA. The erection of high-tension power-lines has been detrimental to large migrant birds. There is a high degree of disturbance from recreational use of the area.
Protection status National Low International High75 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Fischlhamerau, 75 ha). 2,100 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Unteres Trauntal, 2,100 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower course of the Traun. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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