Fiener Bruch

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iv, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 (2002)
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Area: 8,635 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (2000 baseline)
A large bog in the lowland area of the Baruther Urstromtal with inland dunes, reedbeds (Phragmites), wet forest and a widespread system of ditches.

Key biodiversity
One of the three sites in Germany for Otis tarda. The site regularly holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5 breeding pairs) and Otis tarda (10-11 birds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fiener Bruch. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.