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Gold for the Lechtal – The Tiroler Lech Nature Park is an “Important Bird Area”.

The Tiroler Lech Nature Park is one of the first Tirolean addresses for birdwatchers. Of the approx. 150 breeding bird species in Tirol approx. 110 find their characteristic habitats at the Tiroler Lech.  Species from different biogeographical regions meet here at the edge of their respective habitats. Examples are the white-backed woodpecker and the red-breasted flycatcher in the East and the Western Bonelli’s warbler in the West. 

The Tiroler Lechtal is an Important Bird Area because of its Austrian-wide important populations of the common merganser (approx. 10%), common sandpiper (approx. 10%), little ringed plover (5%), Western Bonelli’s warbler (2 - 3%). Thanks to the mountain forests, rocks in the valley and the alpine zone there are also golden eagles, peregrines, hazel hens, black grouses, woodcocks, pygmy owls, boreal owls, eagle owls, grey-headed woodpeckers, white-backed woodpeckers, three-toed woodpeckers, rest-breasted flycatchers and citril finches.

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Little Ringed Plover

The little ringed plover is a keystone species at the Tiroler Lech river.

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Common Sandpiper

The common sandpiper is a keystone species at the Tiroler Lech river.

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Common Merganser

The common merganser is classified as a goose species. 

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Woodpeckers are noticed for their striking reverberatory drumming.

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