Boezems Kinderdijk This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C6 (2016)
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Area: 340 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 very high not assessed medium
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Site summary
Boezem's Kinderdijk includes the Hoge Boezem Nederwaard, the Overwaard and Nieuw-Lekkerland as well as parts of the adjacent polders Blokweer and Nieuw-Lekkerland. It is world-renowned for the windmills and pumping stations, invented to keep the polders dry. The vegetation is a mixture of reedbeds and marshes, willow forests, and (wet) grasslands interspersed with a system of ditches and watercourses. Boezem's Kinderdijk is an important breeding area for marsh birds like Purple heron, Spotted crake, Black stern and Savi’s warbler. It is also important for migratory and wintering birds like Wigeon, Gadwall and Shoveler. It holds one of the largest populations of Desmoulin's whorl snail (Vertigo moulinsiana) and a population of Tundra vole (Microtus oeconomus).

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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boezems Kinderdijk. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.