|Central coordinates||5o 32.00' East 51o 54.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6|
|Altitude||3 - 10m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information There are two roosts of geese Anser, which come from surrounding feeding areas, but counts underestimate actual numbers. The mean total number of waterbirds in January exceeds 20,000.
Site description A 39-km long stretch of the River Waal, close to Gelderse Poort (048), between the villages of Ewijk and Waardenburg. The site comprises the river channel, surrounding flood-plain (used mainly for dairy farming) and clay pits, and is bounded by winter dykes.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons||winter||1991||15,029 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus||winter||1991||378 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, B2, C2||Least Concern|
|Common Pochard Aythya ferina||non-breeding||1991||4,540 individuals||good||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||1991||5 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||1991||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii, C4|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Afferdense en Deestse Waard||Nature Reserve||97||protected area contained by site||97|
|Bandijk Winssen||Nature Reserve||43||protected area contained by site||43|
|Hurwenensche Uiterwaarden||Nature Reserve||146||protected area contained by site||146|
|Kil van Hurwenen||Natural Monument||48||protected area contained by site||48|
|Neerijnen||Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy||288||protected area overlaps with site||220|
|Rijswaard en Kil van Hurwenen - NL2003041||Habitats Directive||458||protected area overlaps with site||545|
|Sint Andries||Nature Reserve||65||protected area contained by site||65|
|Waal - NL2000011||Birds Directive||5,499||protected area contained by site||5,499|
|Waarden bij Heeselt||Nature Reserve||45||protected area contained by site||45|
|Waarden bij Wamel||Nature Reserve||9||protected area contained by site||9|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||28%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||72%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||11%|
Management considerations The SPA designation covers some river forelands in the western part of the site. A compensation scheme is in place for those farmers affected by restrictions on agricultural practices. Clay extraction is combined with restoration of river forelands.
Protection status National Partial International Partial48 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Kil van Hurwenen, 48 ha). 97 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Afferdense en Deestse Waard, 97 ha). 43 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bandijk Winssen, 43 ha). 146 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Hurwenensche Uiterwaarden, 146 ha). 220 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Neerijnen, 293 ha). 65 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Sint Andries, 65 ha). 45 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Waarden bij Heeselt, 45 ha). 9 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Waarden bij Wamel, 9 ha). 1,005 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Kil van Hurwenen e.o, 1,005 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Waal: Ewijk-Waardenburg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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