Lake Oudegaasterbrekken

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 1,760 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description (2000 baseline)
A complex of freshwater lakes and improved grassland situated to the south-west of the city of Sneek. This site, together with site 062, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL017) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
This is an important roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas. Waterbird numbers quoted are rough estimates.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Oudegaasterbrekken. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.