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Location France, Alsace
Central coordinates 8o 1.00' East  48o 47.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6
Area 11,000 ha
Altitude 125 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site includes a river and riverine forest, canals, pools, marshes, meadows, broadleaved forests and heathlands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gadwall Mareca strepera winter  1997  2,936-4,495 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina winter  1997  2,876-5,823 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula winter  1997  11,917-18,991 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  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 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  1996  20 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  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1997  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Delta de la Sauer National Nature Reserve 486 protected area contained by site 486  
Forêt d'Offendorf National Nature Reserve 59 protected area contained by site 60  
FRN007 Biological Reserve 147 protected area contained by site 147  
FRN007 Hunting Reserve 1,064 protected area contained by site 1,064  
SECTEUR ALLUVIAL RHIN-RIED-BRUCH, BAS-RHIN - FR4201797 Habitats Directive 20,086 protected area overlaps with site 5,126  
VALLEE DU RHIN DE LAUTERBOURG A STRASBOURG - FR4211811 Birds Directive 8,816 protected area overlaps with site 8,111  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -
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 -
water management -

Protection status National Partial International None486 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Delta de la Sauer, 486 ha). 60 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Forêt d'Offendorf, 60 ha). 147 ha of IBA covered by Biological State Reserve (147 ha). 1,064 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (1,064 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée du Rhin : Strasbourg à Lauterbourg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2014

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