|Central coordinates||4o 51.00' East 52o 34.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B1i, C2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A polder complex consisting of pools, marshland, wet meadows and ditches, located to the east of the city of Alkmaar. Human activities include reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use). This site, together with sites 070-072, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL038) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia||non-breeding||1991||32 individuals||good||B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Eilandspolder - NL4000056||Birds Directive||1,411||is identical to site||1,409|
|Eilandspolder Oost||Nature Reserve||671||protected area contained by site||671|
|Eilandspolder West||Nature Reserve||323||protected area contained by site||323|
|Eilandspolder-oost - NL3004002||Habitats Directive||801||protected area contained by site||801|
|Polder Mijzen||Nature Reserve||214||protected area contained by site||214|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||10%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||85%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||59%|
Management considerations A compensation scheme is in place for those farmers affected by restrictions on agricultural practices.
Protection status National Partial International None671 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Eilandspolder Oost, 671 ha). 323 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Eilandspolder West, 323 ha). 214 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Polder Mijzen, 214 ha).
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