|Location||Belgium, Vlaams Gewest|
|Central coordinates||3o 41.00' East 51o 4.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B1i, C3|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The site is important for wintering Anas clypeata.
Site description A large part of the area consists of humid grasslands inundated during the winter period.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata||winter||-||present [units unknown]||-||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|PREV COCE BE043||Nature Reserve||0||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The area is now well protected and there are no immediate threats. It is proposed as a Ramsar Site.
Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA partly covered by Nature Reserve.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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