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Location Austria, Salzburg
Central coordinates 13o 34.00' East  47o 14.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 113 ha
Altitude 1,700 - 1,800m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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Site description The main habitats of the area are subalpine conifer forests, alpine pastures and rocky areas above the treeline. In addition, there is an area of raised bog near the town of Obertauern. Utilization of forest and pastures is non-intensive.

Key Biodiversity An important area for alpine grassland and subalpine forest species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica breeding  1997-2005  10-17 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hundsfeldmoor Obertauern Nature Reserve 100 protected area contained by site 100  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  15%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Mesophile grasslands  60%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  5%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 15%
agriculture 30%
tourism/recreation 15%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
not utilised 35%

Protection status National Low International Low100 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Hundsfeldmoor, 100 ha). 100 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Hundsfeldmoor, 100 ha).

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

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