Durme en Middenloop van de Schelde

Country/territory: Belgium

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 7,923 ha


Site description
The area includes long sections of the Schelde and Durme rivers, with very rare freshwater tidal river marshes as well as mudflats, marshes, reedbeds, oxbows and wet meadows.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for wintering and migrating waterfowl. The area is also nationally important for migrating Botaurus stellaris, Ixobrychus minutus and Porzana porzana, and breeding Alcedo atthis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Durme en Middenloop van de Schelde. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.