Heerter See

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1990-1999 850 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC non-breeding 1997 1 individuals C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC passage 1990-1999 10 individuals C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 1997 2 individuals C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1997 1 individuals C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC passage 1990-1999 100 individuals C2
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC passage 1997 26 individuals C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC passage 1990-1999 6 individuals C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Klärteich III bei Salzgitter-Heerte Naturschutzgebiet 271 protected area contains site 272
Heerter See Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 272 protected area contained by site 236


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Heerter See. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.