Aland-Elbe lowlands

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 4,234 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
The flood-plain of the Rivers Aland and Elbe with grassland, standing water and alluvial forest.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis. It is also a migratory bottleneck, where up to 5,000 Grus grus regularly pass. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca and Crex crex (2-6 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aland-Elbe lowlands. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.