Viehmoor with Leiferder Teiche

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1990-1999 4 individuals C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 1990-1999 1 individuals C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Viehmoor Naturschutzgebiet 307 protected area contains site 302
Gifhorner, Winkeler und Fahle Heide und angrenzende Landschaftsteile Landschaftschutzgebiet 5,820 protected area is adjacent to site 5


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Unknown -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Viehmoor with Leiferder Teiche. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.