AT055
Delta of the Rhine


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1995-2005 4-11 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1997-2005 1-8 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2000-2005 228-310 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 2005 8 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rheindelta Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,066 protected area overlaps with site 2,040
Rheindelta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,066 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rheindelta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,065 protected area overlaps with site 1,960
Rheindelta Naturschutzgebiet 2,085 protected area overlaps with site 1,960
Rheindelta Naturschutzgebiet 2,085 protected area overlaps with site 1,972
Mehrerauer Seeufer - Mündung der Bregenzerach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 118 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mehrerauer Seeufer - Bregenzerachmündung Naturschutzgebiet 118 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lauteracher Ried Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 580 protected area contained by site 580

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta of the Rhine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/06/2022.