Rhine flats Kehl-Helmlingen

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: B1i, B3, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 2,159 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

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.

Key biodiversity
This is an important stop-over site for passage wildfowl. Nationally important numbers of breeding Larus melanocephalus are present.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rhine flats Kehl-Helmlingen. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.