IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C1, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 14,357 ha
Site description (baseline)
The Elbe valley between Staritz and Dommitzsch. Large areas are used for agriculture and there are also dykes, ponds and woodlands.
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Passage species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis and Aythya nyroca.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ponds and Elbe valley near Torgau. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3412 on 09/06/2023.