|Location||Luxembourg, Canton d'Esch/Alzette,Canton de Luxembourg|
|Central coordinates||6o 12.00' East 49o 31.00' North|
|Altitude||238 - 254m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information 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).
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).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Common Crane Grus grus||passage||2000-2009||300-1,200 individuals||medium||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Aspelt-Lannebur||Humid Zone||69||protected area overlaps with site||69|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||86%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater||6%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land||4%|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland||1%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||minor|
Management considerations 11 ha of IBA covered by proposed Natural Reserve (Lannebur, 11 ha).
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aspelt - Lannebur, am Kessel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2013
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