Rhine flats Sasbach - Wittenweier

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 4,811 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
The site comprises part of the former flood-plain of the now embanked River Rhine. Habitat-types include riverine forest, relict Alnus swamp-forest, springs, gravel-pits, reedbeds (Phragmites), dry grassland, meadows, arable land and orchards. An introduced species of herb (Solidago) is spreading within the native vegetation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important stop-over site for passage wildfowl, and is nationally important for breeding Sterna hirundo.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Sasbach - Wittenweier. Downloaded from on 29/11/2022.