Extensive meadows in the Elbe valley with reeds Phragmites, scrub, flood-plain forest and Lake Schelldorf.
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5-15 breeding pairs).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Elbe lowlands Jerichow. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/05/2019.