IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 235,071 ha
Site description (baseline)
An area of mudflats, beaches and offshore sand-dune islands on the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony. The site featured in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989) as former site DE034, but also includes former site DE033 (Dollart; 5,000 ha).
A site of international importance for breeding, moulting, passage and wintering waterbirds, especially wildfowl (Anatidae) and waders.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3460 on 30/05/2023.