|Central coordinates||9o 48.00' East 53o 32.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4, C7|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Site description A large area of mudflats with water-levels influenced by tidal changes.
Key Biodiversity The site holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds on a regular basis. This is one of the most important passage sites for Anas clypeata in north-western Europe.
|2013||very high||not assessed||not assessed|
|Transportation and service corridors||shipping lanes||likely in short term (within 4 years)||whole area/population (>90%)||very rapid to severe deterioration||very high|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Mühlenberger Loch||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||675||is identical to site||675|
|Mühlenberger Loch/Neßsand||Nature Reserve||645||protected area overlaps with site||516|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Coastline||Mud flats & sand flats; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International High675 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Mühlenberger Loch, 675 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mühlenberger Loch. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/05/2015
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