Elbe marshes between Stade and Otterndorf

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 19,310 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
The tidal lower reaches of the River Elbe.

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 (breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Elbe marshes between Stade and Otterndorf. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023.