IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 7,975 ha
Site description (baseline)
A large, intact area of wet meadows situated along the River Hamme, interspersed with oxbow lakes, and ditches. A bog is located in the northern part of the IBA which was formerly subject to spring flooding.
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (18 breeding pairs).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hamme lowlands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3331 on 03/06/2023.