Ems valley between Leer and Emden

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
A delta area.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding waders. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).

Protected areas
National None International PartialIBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ems valley between Leer and Emden. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.