Lower reaches of River Weser, unembanked area

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A non-navigable tidal branch of the River Weser, with mudflats and fringed by grassland and reedbeds (Phragmites).

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (10 breeding pairs).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area is candidate Special Area for Conservation.

Protected areas
National None International PartialIBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (Rechter Nebenarm der Weser bei Brake).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower reaches of River Weser, unembanked area. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.