The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Collared Sand Martin Riparia riparia||LC||breeding||1988||100-2,000 breeding pairs||B2|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Artificial/Terrestrial||Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Eder alluvion. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/eder-alluvion-iba-germany on 06/12/2023.