Oberlausitz heathland and fishponds biosphere reserve

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 35,000 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (2000 baseline)
An area with numerous fish-ponds and heathland, including two sites that were included in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989): `Teiche bei Königswartha' and `Teichgebiet Niederspree', former sites DD033 and DD034 in the then German Democratic Republic.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding ducks and raptors. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Oberlausitz heathland and fishponds biosphere reserve. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.