A 20-km long section of the River IJssel between the city of Zwolle and Lake Ketelmeer (039), which lies adjacent to site 046. The site includes the riverbed and the flood-plain (used for dairy farming), and is bounded by the winter dykes. Economic activities include sand and clay extraction. This site, together with site 040, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL028) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: IJssel: Zwolle - Ketelmeer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2021.