Year of compilation: 2000
A shallow, nutrient-rich lake with large areas of reedbed (Phragmites
), surrounded by meadows and cultivated land.
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
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is a programme of non-intensive land-use. Unchecked vegetation growth is adversely affecting wader breeding habitats.
HighIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rietzer See. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 20/07/2019.