Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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).

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rheiderland. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.