|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2017||not assessed||very unfavourable||medium|
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A freshwater lake (former peat-workings) surrounded by marshland and wet meadows that partly flood in winter, and located to the south of the city of Sneek. The site belongs to the same water management unit as Lake Sneekermeer (058). Human activities include reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).
This is an important roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas. The mean total number of waterbirds in winter exceeds 20,000. Waterbird numbers quoted are rough estimates.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Witte en Zwarte Brekken. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.