Lake Sneekermeer and Goingarijp

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 1,670 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description (2000 baseline)
A complex of freshwater lakes (former peat-workings), wet meadows and marshland, located east of the city of Sneek. The site is adjacent to Terkaplesterpoelen and Akmarijp (059), and belongs to the same water-management unit as Lake Witte and Zwarte Brekken (060). This site, together with site 059, formed part of a larger site (former site NL022) 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 Sneekermeer and Goingarijp. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.