Lower reaches of River Weser, unembanked area

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 4,163 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (2000 baseline)
A non-navigable tidal branch of the River Weser, with mudflats and fringed by grassland and reedbeds (Phragmites).

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (10 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower reaches of River Weser, unembanked area. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.