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Fiener Bruch


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC breeding 1990-1999 2 breeding pairs C6
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1997 50-100 individuals C2, C6
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1990-1999 8,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1990-1999 8,000 individuals B1i, C3
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC resident 1997 6 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC resident 1997 3-4 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1990-1999 6,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN breeding 1990-1999 7-9 breeding pairs C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 1990-1999 45 individuals C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC resident 1998 20 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC resident 1997 1 breeding pairs C2
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1997 1,000-1,500 individuals C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC winter 1997 25 individuals C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC breeding 2001 3 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1995 1 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC resident 1998 1-2 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC passage 1997 10-20 individuals C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC winter 1990-1999 60 individuals C6
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica LC resident 1997 1-2 breeding pairs C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1999 6,500 individuals B1iv, C5
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1991-1999 23,545-24,045 individuals A4iii, C4

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vogelschutzgebiet Fiener Bruch Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,667 protected area contained by site 3,667
Fiener Bruch Naturschutzgebiet 145 protected area contained by site 145
Fiener Bruch Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,338 protected area overlaps with site 4,168
Fiener Bruch Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 159 protected area overlaps with site 146
Buckau und Nebenfließe Ergänzung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 137 protected area overlaps with site 33
Buckau und Nebenfließe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 938 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fiener Bruch. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/fiener-bruch-iba-germany on 21/02/2024.