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Location France, Alsace
Central coordinates 7o 41.00' East  48o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6
Area 10,600 ha
Altitude 220 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gadwall Mareca strepera winter  1991  1,500-2,500 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula winter  1991  7,000-14,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1991  130-150 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1991  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Forêt d'Erstein National Nature Reserve 180 protected area contained by site 180  
FRN006 Hunting Reserve 2,140 protected area contained by site 2,140  
Ile de Rhinau National Nature Reserve 307 protected area contained by site 311  
Ile du Rohrschollen National Nature Reserve 310 protected area contained by site 310  
SECTEUR ALLUVIAL RHIN-RIED-BRUCH, BAS-RHIN - FR4201797 Habitats Directive 20,086 protected area overlaps with site 5,655  
SECTEUR ALLUVIAL RHIN-RIED-BRUCH, HAUT-RHIN - FR4202000 Habitats Directive 4,259 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
VALLEE DU RHIN D'ARTZENHEIM A VILLAGE-NEUF - FR4211812 Birds Directive 4,894 protected area overlaps with site 476  
VALLEE DU RHIN DE STRASBOURG A MARCKOLSHEIM - FR4211810 Birds Directive 8,703 protected area overlaps with site 8,167  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  10%
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National Partial International None180 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Forêt d'Erstein, 180 ha). 310 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (l'Ile de Rohrschollen, 310 ha). 311 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Ile de Rhinau, 311 ha). 2,140 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (2,140 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée du Rhin : Marckolsheim à Strasbourg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014

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