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.
National Partial International LowIBA overlaps Nature Reserve. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Nonnenweier - Kehl. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 16/01/2022.