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Wagbach lowlands


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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1997 3-4 individuals C6
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1998 2-5 individuals C6
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU passage 1998 1-3 individuals C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC passage 1995-2000 12 individuals C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC passage 1997 12 individuals C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1990-2000 1 breeding pairs C6
Baillon's Crake Zapornia pusilla LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1997 24-450 individuals C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 1997 2-4 individuals C6
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC passage 1997 2-11 individuals C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC passage 1995-2000 2-7 individuals C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1990-2000 3-10 breeding pairs C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC passage 1997 2-4 individuals C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC passage 1998 5-8 individuals C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1995-2000 3-15 breeding pairs C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC passage 1995-2000 14 individuals C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC passage 1997 1-7 individuals C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1997 3-4 individuals C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1997 2-45 individuals C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 1995-2000 100 individuals C6
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC non-breeding 1990-2000 60 individuals C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 1997 3-7 individuals C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC resident 1997 1 breeding pairs C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1997 1-2 individuals C6
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC passage 1995-2000 9 individuals C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC passage 1995-2000 150 individuals C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 1997 5-10 individuals C6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1997 2-3 individuals C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC passage 1997 1-2 individuals C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC passage 1997 2-4 individuals C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC passage 1997 9-80 individuals C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC passage 1995-2000 27 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1995-2000 3-4 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC resident 1997 2 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC passage 1997 1-2 individuals C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT passage 1997 15-80 individuals C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC passage 1997 14-24 individuals C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC passage 1997 2-5 individuals C6
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC passage 1997 35-139 individuals C6
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola VU passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC passage 1998 20 individuals C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1990-2000 150-200 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC passage 1997 3-4 individuals C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC passage 1997 1-2 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wagbachniederung Naturschutzgebiet 222 protected area contained by site 224
Wagbachniederung Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,042 protected area overlaps with site 945
Rheinniederung von Philippsburg bis Mannheim Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,494 protected area overlaps with site 434
Rheinniederung Germersheim-Speyer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,072 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lußhardt zwischen Reilingen und Karlsdorf Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,955 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wagbach lowlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.