Aspelt - Lannebur, am Kessel

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of grassland which is flooded in winter, and cut for silage in the spring and summer. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU002) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
An important autumn roosting site for Grus grus, the only site within a 200 km range. The area is also nationally important for migrating waterbirds, although numbers are small, including wintering Anser fabalis (100-150 birds). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
11 ha of IBA covered by proposed Natural Reserve (Lannebur, 11 ha).

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aspelt - Lannebur, am Kessel. Downloaded from on 02/07/2022.