Putzarer See, Galenbecker See, Brohmer Berge

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 31,510 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (baseline)
Two shallow, eutrophic, freshwater lakes located in the depressions of a drained fen. The Galenbecker See (depth 0.5-1 m) has reedbeds (Phragmites), mudbanks and large vegetated areas that are slowly silting up. The Putzarer See (depth 0.25-0.5 m) has reedbeds and extensive vegetated areas. Human activities include fishing (mainly in the Galenbecker See), with grazing and forestry in nearby areas.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Putzarer See, Galenbecker See, Brohmer Berge. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.