Engerhafer Meede

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1990-2000 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-1999 7,290 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC winter 1990-1999 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1999 22,290 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ostfriesische Meere Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,922 protected area overlaps with site 921
Niederungsbereich Bollandswater Landschaftschutzgebiet 17 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Engerhafer Meede. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.