Eschefeld ponds

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
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC resident 1995 1 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC resident 1996 3 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 1996 3-7 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica LC resident 1996 1 breeding pairs 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)
Kohrener Land Landschaftschutzgebiet 6,962 protected area contains site 0
Kohrener Land Landschaftschutzgebiet 8,244 protected area contains site 272
Eschefelder Teiche Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 525 protected area overlaps with site 252
Eschefelder Teiche Naturschutzgebiet 267 protected area contained by site 264


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eschefeld ponds. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.