Elbe marshes between Stade and Otterndorf

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
The tidal lower reaches of the River Elbe.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).

Protected areas
National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (Niederelbe zwischen Stade und Ottendorf, 10,500 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Elbe marshes between Stade and Otterndorf. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.