Rhine flats Kehl-Helmlingen

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
This is an important stop-over site for passage wildfowl. Nationally important numbers of breeding Larus melanocephalus are present.

Protected areas
National Partial International NoneIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area and Nature Reserve.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Kehl-Helmlingen. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.