Pinneberg Elbe lowlands

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4 (2002)
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Area: 7,600 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
Includes a riverine island (Pagensand) and the edges of the tidal River Elbe, along with riverine forest, pasture, reedbeds (Phragmites) and arable land. Human activities include intensive agriculture and wildfowl hunting.

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 (11 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pinneberg Elbe lowlands. Downloaded from on 06/12/2022.