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Location Austria, Oberösterreich
Central coordinates 12o 57.00' East  48o 3.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 1,090 ha
Altitude 425 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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Site description An area of raised bog, partly forested with native broadleaved and conifer forest. Outside the protected core area are wet hay-meadows and pastures, together with two lakes, one of which is used for recreation.

Key Biodiversity An important site for species breeding in raised bog and humid grassland such as Numenius arquata (13-14 pairs) and Vanellus vanellus (35-40 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata breeding  2004  22 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica breeding  1995  8 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Heratinger See Nature Reserve 31 protected area overlaps with site 31  
Pfeiferanger Nature Reserve 76 protected area overlaps with site 76  
Seeleithensee Nature Reserve 14 protected area overlaps with site 14  
Teil des Frankinger Mooses Nature Reserve 16 protected area overlaps with site 14  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  60%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
tourism/recreation 5%
forestry 15%
other 5%

Protection status National Partial International Low135 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserves (Pfeiferanger, 76 ha; Frankinger Moos, 14 ha; Seeleithensee, 14 ha; Heratinger, See 31 ha). 76 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Pfeifer-Anger, 76 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ibmer Moor. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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