Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 62,769 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (2000 baseline)
The area is a mosaic of moraine lakes, reedbeds (Phragmites), fens, peatbogs and forest.

Key biodiversity
The site regularly holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds, and is a migratory bottleneck site˜up to 3,000 Grus grus regularly pass. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Otis tarda (breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Schorfheide-Chorin. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.