The site comprises part of the former flood-plain of the now embanked River Rhine. Habitat-types include Quercus-Ulmus, Quercus-Carpinus and Populus forest, springs and large gravel-pits.
A nationally important site for breeding Alcedo atthis and for passage and wintering wildfowl.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Breisach - Sasbach with Limberg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2020.