Märkische Schweiz

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A glacial landscape that includes a range of forest-types, lakes, the Altfriedland fish-ponds, and streams.

Key biodiversity
The site holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds on a regular basis.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Disturbance due to tourism is a problem in some areas. There are management plans for waders and ducks.

Protected areas
National Partial International HighIBA overlaps with Nature Park. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Märkische Schweiz. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021.