An area of wet grassland and arable land with drainage ditches, scrub and a small expanse of open water, situated in the Rhine valley.
Supports the only breeding population of the globally threatened Crex crex in Liechtenstein, as well as breeding Coturnix coturnix, Saxicola rubetra and Lanius collurio. Circus cyaneus winters, and both Circus aeruginosus and Circus pygargus occur on passage.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ruggeller Riet, Talgebiet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2020.