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).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
11 ha of IBA covered by proposed Natural Reserve (Lannebur, 11 ha).
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BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aspelt - Lannebur, am Kessel. Downloaded from
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