A diverse landscape in the Danube valley with oxbow lakes, wet meadows, bogs and riverine forests. The area is used for agriculture, gravel extraction, wildfowl hunting and angling.
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Donau-Auen and Donau-Ried: Höchstädt - Donauwörth. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/06/2020.