Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A stagnant freshwater lake to the west and east of the Schelde-Rhine river connection (shipping lane), which developed after the building of the Oesterdam at the eastern end of the Oosterschelde (028) in 1986. In the south-east the site is adjacent to Lake Markiezaat (030). This site, together with sites 028 and 030, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL050) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
The site is a roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas, but no counts are available.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main problems are nutrient pollution and intensive grazing.

Protected areas
National Partial International None218 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Zoommeer-Eendracht, 218 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zoommeer. Downloaded from on 20/01/2022.