DE068
Rheiderland


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 http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2022.