|Central coordinates||14o 9.00' East 52o 59.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii, A4iv, B1i, B1iv, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7|
|Altitude||1 - 50m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Site description A large embanked river and shipping canal (Talaue der Oder), flowing south-north through a moraine landscape. The banks are vegetated with reed Phragmites and herbaceous growth; the surrounds are polders subject to flooding during high tides. Human activities include shipping, intensive grassland cultivation and arable production.
Key Biodiversity The site holds the highest density of breeding Crex crex in Germany, and is one of only two breeding sites for Acrocephalus paludicola. The site regularly holds 20,000 or more waterbirds, and the site is a migratory bottleneck, where 8,500 Grus grus reglarly pass.
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Felchowseegebiet||Nature Reserve||971||protected area contained by site||971|
|Felchowseegebiet - DE2950302||Habitats Directive||628||protected area overlaps with site||578|
|Felchowseegebiet Ergänzung - DE2950306||Habitats Directive||2||protected area contained by site||2|
|Koppelberg Altgalow (Westteil) - DE3050304||Habitats Directive||3||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Landiner Haussee||Nature Reserve||120||protected area contained by site||120|
|Mittlere Oderniederung - DE3453422||Birds Directive||31,717||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Nationalpark Unteres Odertal||Nature Reserve||10,598||protected area overlaps with site||10,242|
|Nationalparkregion Unteres Odertal||Landscape Protection Area||17,737||protected area overlaps with site||1,383|
|Pinnow - DE2950303||Habitats Directive||1,250||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Randow-Welse-Bruch - DE2751421||Birds Directive||32,180||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Stettiner Berge - DE2752304||Habitats Directive||22||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Unteres Odertal||National Park||10,598||protected area contained by site||10,598|
|Unteres Odertal - DE2951302||Habitats Directive||10,056||protected area overlaps with site||9,089|
|Unteres Odertal - DE2951401||Birds Directive||11,775||protected area overlaps with site||10,746|
|Unteres Odertal, Schwedt||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||5,400||protected area contained by site||5,400|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International HighIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area and National Park. IBA overlaps with Ramsar Site and Special Protection Area.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Oder valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014
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