The site comprises part of the former flood-plain of the now embanked River Rhine. Habitats include Quercus-Ulmus, Quercus-Carpinus and Populus forest, relict Alnus swamp-forest, springs, fish-ponds, arable land, meadows, and large abandoned gravel-pits.
This is an important stop-over site for passage wildfowl. Nationally important numbers of breeding Larus melanocephalus are present.
National Partial International NoneIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area and Nature Reserve.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Kehl-Helmlingen. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.