Alluvion of the Lower Schwalm near Borken

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1997-2000 3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica LC breeding 1997-2000 15 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1997-2000 5-8 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Borkener See Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 329 protected area overlaps with site 287
Borkener See Naturschutzgebiet 329 protected area overlaps with site 307
Borkener See Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 329 protected area overlaps with site 0
Auenverbund Schwalm Landscape Protection Area 5,450 protected area overlaps with site 555
Auenverbund Schwalm Landschaftschutzgebiet 4,510 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Alluvion of the Lower Schwalm near Borken. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.