Lowlands of middle Havel

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 41,874 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (2000 baseline)
Part of the flood-plain of the River Havel, comprising swamp and alluvial forests, humid grasslands, bogs, reedbeds (Phragmites) and clay pits.

Key biodiversity
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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lowlands of middle Havel. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.