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.
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.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuifeend and Blokkersdijk. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.