Groote Wielen

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2 (2016)
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Area: 604 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 low not assessed medium
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Site description
A complex of freshwater lakes (resulting partly from peat diggings), reedbeds and wet meadows, located to the east of the city of Leeuwarden. Human activities include reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below), and the site includes two duck decoys.

Key biodiversity
An important roost for geese Anser which come from surrounding feeding areas.

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