The German island of Liebitz is located in the Kubitzer Bodden about 700 meters west of the island of Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania . It belongs to the municipality of Dreschvitz .
The island is approx. 1000 × 700 meters in size and has an area of approx. 64 hectares. In the west of the low island, only a few meters high, is the Pleistocene core, which is increasingly eroded by the water. Flat salt marshes spread out in the east .
The island of Liebitz is part of the nature reserve named after it and is located in the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park . Entering the bird sanctuary is prohibited without permission. The eastern part of the island is the area most densely populated by breeding birds. In addition to the black-headed gull , the common gull in particular breeds here in large colonies. Sand martins settle on the steep coast of the moraine core . In addition, species of meadow climates and ducks breed on the island . After the number of breeding pairs decreased drastically after 1992, the populations have been stable since 1998.