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
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 Areas factsheet: Schorfheide-Chorin. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.