A brackish part of the River Schelde on Flemish territory near the border of the Netherlands, encompassing mud and sandflats and brackish marshes. The neighbouring polders are included and comprise grazing-meadows, agricultural land, several large reedbeds, sandy and muddy industrial wasteland, and several deep-water docks connected with the River Schelde.
This is an internationally important staging and wintering site for waders and waterfowl, especially for Anser anser and Anas crecca. The area is also nationally important for breeding meadow birds and waders.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Schorren en Polder van de Beneden-Schelde. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2020.