IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 53,110 ha
Site description (baseline)
Humid grasslands (pastures and meadows) along the River Elbe, interspersed with ditches, reedbeds (Phragmites) and arable land.
The site holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds on a regular basis, and is also a migratory bottleneck site, where up to 4,000 Grus grus regularly pass.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower Elbe valley. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3448 on 04/06/2023.