Situated in the valley of the embanked Rhine, the IBA comprises Quercus-Ulmus and Quercus-Carpinus riverine forest, dry grassland, meadows, large gravel-pits, reedbeds (Phragmites), springs, arable land and orchards.
This is an important stop-over site for a range of passage waterbirds. Breeding species include Anas strepera, Alcedo atthis and Dendrocopos medius.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Nonnenweier - Kehl. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.