The site includes a river and riverine forest, canals, pools, marshes, meadows, broadleaved forests and heathlands.
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis (including Anas platyrhynchos 25,940). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (wintering); Aythya nyroca (1-10 passage individuals); Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée du Rhin : Strasbourg à Lauterbourg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2019.