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 (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hamme lowlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2019.