Ponds and Elbe valley near Torgau

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C1, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 14,357 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (baseline)
The Elbe valley between Staritz and Dommitzsch. Large areas are used for agriculture and there are also dykes, ponds and woodlands.

Key biodiversity
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ponds and Elbe valley near Torgau. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.