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Rheiderland


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-1999 180 individuals C2
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1990-1999 176 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1990-1999 36,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1990-1999 3,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1990 15,190 individuals A4i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 1980-1989 15,400 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-1999 49,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1990-1999 39 breeding pairs A1, C1
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1990-1999 132 breeding pairs B3, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1990-1999 2,200 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1990-1999 22,600 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 1990-1999 320 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-1995 37,790 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1989-1998 106,456 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waddensea of Lower Saxony UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 240,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rheiderland Landschaftschutzgebiet 8,744 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rheiderland Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,685 protected area overlaps with site 8,685
Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 354,882 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 276,956 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ems Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,217 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rheiderland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/10/2022.