Elbe lowlands Jerichow

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 4,371 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (baseline)
Extensive meadows in the Elbe valley with reeds Phragmites, scrub, flood-plain forest and Lake Schelldorf.

Key biodiversity
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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Elbe lowlands Jerichow. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.