Aspelt - Lannebur, am Kessel

Country/territory: Luxembourg

IBA criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 70 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2009 very unfavourable very high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
An area of grassland which is flooded in winter, and cut for silage in the spring and summer. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU002) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
An important autumn roosting site for Grus grus, the only site within a 200 km range. The area is also nationally important for migrating waterbirds, although numbers are small, including wintering Anser fabalis (100-150 birds). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Aspelt - Lannebur, am Kessel. Downloaded from on 20/02/2024.