|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2009||very high||very unfavourable||low|
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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).
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).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aspelt - Lannebur, am Kessel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2020.