Emsaue (Rietberger Emsniederung - Steinhorster Becken)

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 1,617 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
A low-lying area around the River Ems with wetland, humid grassland and wet forest. There are also old ponds with reed Phragmites.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for passage and breeding waterbirds, and for wintering swans and geese.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Emsaue (Rietberger Emsniederung - Steinhorster Becken). Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.