A low-lying area around the River Ems with wetland, humid grassland and wet forest. There are also old ponds with reed Phragmites.
This is an important site for passage and breeding waterbirds, and for wintering swans and geese.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Emsaue (Rietberger Emsniederung - Steinhorster Becken). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020.