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Abtskolk & De Putten is part of the Zijpe- and Hazepolder and the Vereenigde Harger- and Pettemerpolder. [A polder is an unit of land enclosed by dikes and managed as an independent hydrological entity below the mean sea level]. Both polders were drained near the end of the 16th century. Different water levels are maintained in different parts of the polder. The area consists mainly of grassland. It also includes two fresh water bodies called the Putten and the Abtskolk, which are the result of extensive clay extraction in the 1950's and 1970's.
Data for the IBA criteria assessment was provided and analysed by Sovon, Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, as commisioned by the Dutch BirdLife Partner (The Society for Protection of Birds, VBN).
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Abtskolk & De Putten. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/abtskolk-&-de-putten-iba-netherlands on 24/02/2024.