Country/territory: Belgium

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
For more information about IBA criteria, please click here

Area: 9,349 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
The area includes the most interesting parts of the coastal polders to the north of Brugge which consist of grasslands, extensively used ditches, canals and reedbeds. It also includes a small part of the coastal dunes near Blankenberge.

Key biodiversity
This is an internationally important wintering site for Anser brachyrhynchus, A. albifrons and Anas penelope. The area is also important for breeding meadow birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Polderkomplex. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.