Kuifeend and Blokkersdijk

Country/territory: Belgium

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 194 ha


Site description
This IBA comprises two sites, separated by the River Schelde; Kuifeend, an area of freshwater pools and reedbeds, and Blokkersdijk, a shallow freshwater lake surrounded by reed- and willow-marshes.

Key biodiversity
This is an internationally important wintering site for Anas crecca and A. clypeata. The area is also important for breeding reedbed species and staging and wintering ducks and grebes.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuifeend and Blokkersdijk. Downloaded from on 07/10/2022.