Ems valley between Leer and Emden

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 2,080 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (2000 baseline)
A delta area.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding waders. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, 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: Ems valley between Leer and Emden. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.