Peitzer und Bärenbrücker Teiche

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 1,572 ha

Protection status:

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
The IBA, north of Cottbus, comprises 39 seasonal fish-ponds (depth 0.8-1.2 m). The ponds are fed by the River Spree.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (7-8 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Peitzer und Bärenbrücker Teiche. Downloaded from on 17/04/2021.