IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 780 ha
Site description (baseline)
A complex of old freshwater and brackish sea inlets (`kreken') in a polder landscape. The area encompasses a diverse set of habitats, including remnant saltmarshes, acidic marshes and wet woodlands.
This is an internationally important wintering site for Cygnus columbianus. The area is is also a nationally important breeding site for Luscinia svecica (25 pairs) and reedbed species.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Krekengebied. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/702 on 03/06/2023.