Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Aspelt - Lannebur, am Kessel
Luxembourg, Canton d'Esch/Alzette,Canton de Luxembourg
6o 12.00' East 49o 31.00' North
238 - 254m
Year of IBA assessment
Letzebuerger natur-A Vulleschutz-Liga
Site description An area of grassland which is flooded in winter, and cut for silage in the spring and summer. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU002) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
Key Biodiversity An important autumn roosting site for Grus grus, the only site within a 200 km range. The area is also nationally important for migrating waterbirds, although numbers are small, including wintering Anser fabalis (100-150 birds). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).