Rhine flats Nonnenweier - Kehl

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC passage 1990-2000 1,000-1,450 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC winter 1988-1996 1 individuals B1i
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1987 1 breeding pairs B1i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1992-1997 30-58 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1988-1996 5-10 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 1988-1996 1 individuals C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1988-1996 32 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-2000 min 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Thomasschollen Naturschutzgebiet 219 protected area contained by site 221
Sundheimer Grund Landschaftschutzgebiet 38 protected area contained by site 37
Sundheimer Grund Naturschutzgebiet 20 protected area contained by site 21
Sauscholle Naturschutzgebiet 29 protected area contained by site 58
Salmengrund Naturschutzgebiet 185 protected area contained by site 186
Rhine flats: Nonnenweier -- Kehl Nature Reserve 490 unknown 0
Rheinniederung von Wittenweier bis Kehl Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,880 is identical to site 3,685
Rheinniederung Sasbach - Wittenweier Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,719 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rheinniederung Nonnenweier - Kehl Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,901 is identical to site 3,706
Oberrhein / Rhin Supérieur Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 25,117 protected area overlaps with site 0
Altwasser Goldscheuer (2 Teilflächen) Landschaftschutzgebiet 3 protected area contained by site 3
Altwasser Goldscheuer Naturschutzgebiet 6 protected area contained by site 6


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Nonnenweier - Kehl. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.