IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 8,487 ha
Site description (baseline)
Mainly farmland with oxbow lakes, riverine forest and dry grassland.
The site regularly holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Valley of River Ems. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3487 on 29/05/2023.