Site description (2000 baseline)
The site comprises part of the former flood-plain of the now embanked River Rhine. Habitats include Quercus-Ulmus, Quercus-Carpinus and Populus forest, relict Alnus swamp-forest, springs, fish-ponds, arable land, meadows, and large abandoned gravel-pits.
This is an important stop-over site for passage wildfowl. Nationally important numbers of breeding Larus melanocephalus are present.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rhine flats Kehl-Helmlingen. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/rhine-flats-kehl-helmlingen-iba-germany on 04/10/2023.