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 (2000 baseline)
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 Area factsheet: Elbe marshes between Stade and Otterndorf. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.