Rieselfelder Münster

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
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1992 650 individuals B1i, C3
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1993 15 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC passage 1997 1-2 individuals C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 1994 230 individuals C6
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC passage 1990 360 individuals C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC passage 1992 90 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1989 4 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC winter 1996 5 individuals C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1997 1 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1998 8 breeding pairs C6

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vogelschutzgebiet 'Rieselfelder Münster' Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 436 protected area contained by site 437
Rieselfelder Münster Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 233 protected area overlaps with site 233
NSG Rieselfelder Naturschutzgebiet 228 protected area contained by site 228
NSG Huronensee Naturschutzgebiet 10 protected area contained by site 10
NSG Gelmerheide Naturschutzgebiet 12 protected area contained by site 12
Noerdliches Aatal und Emsniederung Landscape Protection Area 1,176 protected area overlaps with site 267
Muenstersche Aa suedlich von Greven Landscape Protection Area 118 protected area overlaps with site 3
LSG-Noerdliches Aatal und Emsniederung Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,175 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Muenstersche Aa suedlich von Greven Landschaftschutzgebiet 118 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rieselfelder Münster. Downloaded from on 25/05/2020.