A reservoir with a planted scrub fringe and a Fagus wood in the south. Areas of open water remain ice-free throughout the winter.
This is an important area for passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Nest-boxes have been installed for Mergus merganser.
National High International High165 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Auenverbund Eder, 4,900 ha). 165 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Stausee von Affoldern, 165 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reservoir near Affoldern. Downloaded from
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