Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 25,660 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (2000 baseline)
A lake with an island, adjacent peatbog (Kuhlrader Moor) and scrub (Alnus, Salix and Betula). Fishing takes place on the lake; the area around the peatbog is used for agriculture.

Key biodiversity
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Schaalsee. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.