Site description Lowland hay-meadows that are flooded in winter, along a small stream with natural eutrophic lakes. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU002) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
Key Biodiversity This is the most important site for Crex crex in Luxembourg. Milvus migrans, Alcedo atthis and Lanius collurio, listed on Annex I of the Bird Directive, also breed.
Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land
Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams
Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland
Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research
Protection statusNational Low International Partial20 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Schifflange-Brill, 20 ha). 353 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Roeser-Roeserbann, 353 ha). 20 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Schifflange-Brill, 20 ha).
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