A delta area.
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).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ems valley between Leer and Emden. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.