Rietzer See

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A shallow, nutrient-rich lake with large areas of reedbed (Phragmites), surrounded by meadows and cultivated land.

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

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is a programme of non-intensive land-use. Unchecked vegetation growth is adversely affecting wader breeding habitats.

Protected areas
National High International HighIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rietzer See. Downloaded from on 25/02/2021.