DE122
Helme reservoir Berga-Kelbra


Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1iv, C2, C3, C5 (2002)
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Area: 1,454 ha

Protection status:

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
A storage lake used for water management since 1967, sometimes dry in winter. It is surrounded by grassland with reeds Phragmites, scrub, and alluvial forest flooded by the River Helme.

Key biodiversity
The site is a migratory bottleneck, where up to 4,000 Grus grus regularly pass. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5 breeding pairs).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Helme reservoir Berga-Kelbra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2019.