Year of compilation: 2000
Flood-plain meadows of the River Koningsdiep, situated in the eastern part of Friesland.
This is an important roost for geese Anser
from surrounding feeding areas. Waterbird numbers quoted are rough estimates.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The hunting of geese disturbs birds. A compensation scheme is in place for those farmers affected by restrictions on agricultural practices.
None388 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Van Oordt's Mersken, 388 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Van Oordt's Mersken. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2022.