The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Woodlark Lullula arborea||LC||breeding||2000||40-60 breeding pairs||C6|
|Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana||LC||breeding||2000||100-150 breeding pairs||C6|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Zichtauer Berge und Klötzer Forst||Landschaftschutzgebiet||10,589||protected area is adjacent to site||50|
|Vogelschutzgebiet Drömling||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||15,265||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Ohre-Drömling||Naturschutzgebiet||10,365||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Jeggauer Moor||Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)||54||protected area contained by site||54|
|Grabensystem Drömling||Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)||779||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Feldflur bei Kusey||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||4,911||protected area overlaps with site||4,986|
|Drömling||Landschaftschutzgebiet||144||protected area overlaps with site||3,522|
|Drömling||Nature Park||27,809||protected area overlaps with site||3,522|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Farmlands near Kusey (Altmark). Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/farmlands-near-kusey-(altmark)-iba-germany on 01/10/2023.