Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A large area of marsh and polders, intensively used for agriculture. Water-levels are regulated.

Key biodiversity
This is an important passage and wintering area for geese and waders. The site holds more than 20,000 waterbirds on passage and in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (wintering).

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rheiderland. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.