Winsener Elbmarsch

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The Seeve area of the site is predominantly mesophile and humid grassland on peat soil, subject to periodic flooding. The Ilmenau area is a tidal-influenced marsh with mudflats, reedbeds (Phragmites) and mesophile grassland.

Key biodiversity
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Part of the area is a candidate Special Area for Coservation.

Protected areas
National None International NoneIBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (Winsener Elbmarsch).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Winsener Elbmarsch. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.