Wesseker See

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1997 400 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC passage 1997 1,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Wesseker See Naturschutzgebiet 241 protected area contained by site 246


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
other -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wesseker See. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.