Nuthe - Nieplitz lowlands

IBA Justification

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
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 1990-1999 65,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1990-1999 1,280 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1990-1999 1,000 individuals B1i, C3
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC passage 1990-1999 13 individuals C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC breeding 2000 5-6 breeding pairs C6
Common Reed-warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus LC breeding 1990-1999 1,500-2,500 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1999 66,000 individuals A4iii, C4

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Obere Nieplitz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 591 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nuthetal - Beelitzer Sander Landschaftschutzgebiet 41,608 protected area contains site 5,599
Nuthe; Hammerfließ und Eiserbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 839 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nuthe-Nieplitz-Niederung Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,144 protected area overlaps with site 5,075
Nuthe-Nieplitz-Niederung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,585 is identical to site 5,151
Nuthe-Nieplitz-Niederung Naturschutzgebiet 5,566 is identical to site 5,536
Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park 62,284 protected area contains site 5,599

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nuthe - Nieplitz lowlands. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.