IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1996 2 individuals C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1990-1999 15 breeding pairs C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1996 1-3 breeding pairs C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 1996 2-10 individuals C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1980-1989 3 breeding pairs C6
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC passage 1996 20-50 individuals C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 1996 1 individuals C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1980-1989 1 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC passage 1996 45 individuals C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1990-1999 2 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1996 2-4 breeding pairs C6
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola VU passage 1996 3 individuals C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Südliche Düpenwiesen Naturschutzgebiet 73 protected area overlaps with site 70
Ilkerbruch Naturschutzgebiet 124 protected area overlaps with site 125
Düpenwiesen Naturschutzgebiet 120 protected area contained by site 119
Barnbruch Naturschutzgebiet 1,309 protected area overlaps with site 839
Barnbruch Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,112 protected area contained by site 1,995
Allertal zwischen Gifhorn und Wolfsburg Naturschutzgebiet 892 protected area overlaps with site 0
Allertal - Barnbruch und angrenzende Landschaftsteile Landschaftschutzgebiet 2,386 protected area overlaps with site 468
Allertal - Barnbruch Landschaftschutzgebiet 64 protected area contained by site 150
Aller (mit Barnbruch); untere Leine, untere Oker Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,031 protected area overlaps with site 1,895


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Barnbruch. Downloaded from on 02/12/2022.