Wagbach lowlands

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 1,040 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (baseline)
A wetland complex in the Rhine valley, comprising flooded gravel-pits, former settling ponds, reedbeds (Phragmites) and areas of small-scale cultivation. Additional habitats include mudflats, wet meadows and patches of forest.

Key biodiversity
Breeding species include Ixobrychus minutus, Ardea purpurea and Aythya ferina. The site also supports a variety of wintering and passage waterbirds. Passage species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus, Branta ruficollis, Aythya nyroca (2-5 individuals), Crex crex and Acrocephalus paludicola.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wagbach lowlands. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.