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Schorren en Polder van de Beneden-Schelde


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage - 2,200-4,210 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage - 4,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage - 1,700 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter - 250-500 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter - 3,000-15,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Teal Anas crecca LC passage - 3,200 individuals B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage - 800 individuals B1i, C2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding - 350 breeding pairs B1i, B3, C2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1996 15 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1996 50-60 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1996 21 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1993 70-100 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Schorren van de Beneden Schelde Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 420 protected area overlaps with site 420
Schorren en Polders van de Beneden-Schelde Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,085 protected area overlaps with site 7,080
Schor van Doel Erkend natuurreservaat 52 protected area contained by site 0
Schelde- en Durme√ęstuarium van de Nederlandse grens tot Gent Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,957 protected area overlaps with site 571
Historische fortengordels van Antwerpen als vleermuizenhabitat. Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 359 protected area overlaps with site 0
Grote Geule Erkend natuurreservaat 22 protected area overlaps with site 0
Groot Buitenschoor en Galgenschoor Erkend natuurreservaat 262 protected area overlaps with site 0
Groot Buitenschoor Nature Reserve 215 protected area contained by site 215
Galgenschoor Nature Reserve 45 protected area contained by site 45
De Wase Scheldepolders Vlaams Ecologisch Netwerk 312 protected area overlaps with site 0
De Slikken en schorren langsheen de Schelde Vlaams Ecologisch Netwerk 1,664 protected area overlaps with site 0
De Kuifeend Vlaams Ecologisch Netwerk 432 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Schorren en Polder van de Beneden-Schelde. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2022.