Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The largest area of mire in Baden-Württemberg, with lakes, forested areas of fen, and raised bogs all present. Increasingly large areas of bog are no longer utilized; smaller areas are still used for agriculture.

Key biodiversity
105 species regularly breed; 267 species have been recorded in total.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is an ongoing LIFE project relating to the protection of nature in the Federsee area.

Protected areas
National High International High2,900 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Federseemoor, 2,900 ha). IBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Federseeried. Downloaded from on 06/07/2022.