DE140
Rietzer See


Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 1,130 ha

Protection status:

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
A shallow, nutrient-rich lake with large areas of reedbed (Phragmites), surrounded by meadows and cultivated land.

Key biodiversity
The site holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rietzer See. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2019.