Veerse Meer

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6 (2016)
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Area: 2,539 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 not assessed favourable medium
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Site description
A 20-km long brackish lake (formerly part of the Oosterschelde estuary, closed off in 1961) with sandbanks and small islands, and surrounded by wet meadows, improved grassland, arable land and some forestry plantations.

Key biodiversity
An important roost for tens of thousands of geese Anser (although there are few counts), and for thousands of waders from Oosterschelde (028) at high water.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Veerse Meer. Downloaded from on 20/01/2022.