Rhine flats Breisach - Sasbach with Limberg

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site comprises part of the former flood-plain of the now embanked River Rhine. Habitat-types include Quercus-Ulmus, Quercus-Carpinus and Populus forest, springs and large gravel-pits.

Key biodiversity
A nationally important site for breeding Alcedo atthis and for passage and wintering wildfowl.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area is a proposed Ramsar Site.

Protected areas
National Partial International LowIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area and Nature Reserve. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Breisach - Sasbach with Limberg. Downloaded from on 17/09/2021.