Rijn: Heteren - Amerongen

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 2,480 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description
A 22-km long stretch of the River Rhine (Rijn), close to Gelderse Poort (048), between the villages of Heteren and Amerongen (industry plants excluded). The site includes the river channel and surrounding flood-plain, the latter being mainly used for dairy farming, and is bounded by the winter dykes.

Key biodiversity
The average seasonal peak number of waterbirds during 1992-1996 was more than 20,000.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rijn: Heteren - Amerongen. Downloaded from on 06/07/2022.