Waal: Ewijk - Waardenburg

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,940 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description
A 39-km long stretch of the River Waal, close to Gelderse Poort (048), between the villages of Ewijk and Waardenburg. The site comprises the river channel, surrounding flood-plain (used mainly for dairy farming) and clay pits, and is bounded by winter dykes.

Key biodiversity
There are two roosts of geese Anser, which come from surrounding feeding areas, but counts underestimate actual numbers. The mean total number of waterbirds in January exceeds 20,000.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Waal: Ewijk - Waardenburg. Downloaded from on 06/07/2022.