Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 235,071 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
An area of mudflats, beaches and offshore sand-dune islands on the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony. The site featured in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989) as former site DE034, but also includes former site DE033 (Dollart; 5,000 ha).

Key biodiversity
A site of international importance for breeding, moulting, passage and wintering waterbirds, especially wildfowl (Anatidae) and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.