A complex of freshwater lakes (former peat-workings), wet meadows and marshland, located east of the city of Sneek. The site is adjacent to Terkaplesterpoelen and Akmarijp (059), and belongs to the same water-management unit as Lake Witte and Zwarte Brekken (060). This site, together with site 059, formed part of a larger site (former site NL022) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
This is an important roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas. Waterbird numbers quoted are rough estimates.
National Partial International None564 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Sneekermeer, 564 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Sneekermeer and Goingarijp. Downloaded from
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