Part of the flood-plain of the River Havel, comprising swamp and alluvial forests, humid grasslands, bogs, reedbeds (Phragmites) and clay pits.
The site holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lowlands of middle Havel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2019.