Lowlands of middle Havel

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include the enlargement of the Havel for shipping.

Protected areas
National None International HighIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lowlands of middle Havel. Downloaded from on 03/12/2022.