Dammed stretches and reservoirs along the Danube surrounded by riverine forest and meadows.
The site holds 20,000 or more non-breeding waterbirds, on a regular basis, including Anas platyrhynchos (15,000) and Aythya fuligula (6,000). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage), Crex crex (breeding), Acrocephalus paludicola (passage).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is threatened by the extraction of water and gravel, intensification of agriculture, tourism, and the construction of a new railway line.
National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area and three Nature Reserves. IBA overlaps with Ramsar Site.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Danube valley: Neu-Ulm - Lauingen incl. Faiminger Stausee, Donau-Moos, and Gundelfinger Moos. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3362 on 30/05/2023.