Year of compilation: 2000
Humid grasslands (pastures and meadows) along the River Elbe, interspersed with ditches, reedbeds (Phragmites
) and arable land.
The site holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds on a regular basis, and is also a migratory bottleneck site, where up to 4,000 Grus grus
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The enlargement of the Elbe is a threat.
HighIBA overlaps with Biosphere Reserve and Special Protection Area.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Elbe valley. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 26/06/2022.