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Location Netherlands, Friesland
Central coordinates 6o 3.00' East  53o 27.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4
Area 720 ha
Altitude 0 - 1m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland



Site description An eroded islet in the Wadden Sea (site 001 encloses the entire site) between Schiermonnikoog, Ameland, and the mainland. The site consists of bare intertidal sandbanks and mudflats.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola non-breeding  1992  2,104 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata non-breeding  1992  5,441 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds 20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Waddenzee - NL1000001 Habitats Directive 259,214 protected area contains site 720  
Waddenzee - NL9801001 Birds Directive 272,027 protected area contains site 720  
Waddenzee (Wadden Sea) Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 249,998 protected area contains site 720  
Waddenzee I Natural Monument 125,000 protected area contains site 720  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
nature conservation and research 100%
tourism/recreation 100%

Protection status National High International High720 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Waddenzee I, 125,000 ha). 720 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Waddenzee, `250,000 ha' [official, incorrect figure]). 720 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Waddenzee, `250,000 ha' [official, incorrect figure]).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Engelsmanplaat. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014

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