Rietzer See

Country/territory: Germany

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

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rietzer See. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.