IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1996 27 individuals C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1995 110 individuals C2
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1990-1999 11,448 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1990-1999 4,539 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1993-1997 min 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wiesenbatterie Schillig Naturschutzgebiet 5 protected area contained by site 7
Wattenmeer, Ostfriesisches Wattenmeer & Dollart Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 121,620 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wangerland - binnendeichs Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,911 protected area contained by site 0
Wangerland Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,928 protected area contained by site 1,787
Waddensea of Lower Saxony UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 240,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Teichfledermaus-Habitate im Raum Wilhelmshaven Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 309 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wittmund-Wangerland. Downloaded from on 07/03/2021.