Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 15,521 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (2000 baseline)
A large area of marsh and polders, intensively used for agriculture. Water-levels are regulated.

Key biodiversity
This is an important passage and wintering area for geese and waders. The site holds more than 20,000 waterbirds on passage and in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rheiderland. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.