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Location Belgium, Vlaams Gewest
Central coordinates 3o 41.00' East  51o 4.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C3
Area 213 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A large part of the area consists of humid grasslands inundated during the winter period.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for wintering Anas clypeata.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata winter  present  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

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)
Grassland Humid grasslands  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA partly covered by Nature Reserve.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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