|Central coordinates||4o 3.00' East 51o 54.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B1i, B2, C2, C3|
|Altitude||3 - 14m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description The least spoiled dune area in the Netherlands, located between Oostvoorne (close to 021) and Haringvliet (024). The area includes two lakes (Breedewater, Quackjeswater) and mesotrophic dune-slacks surrounded by Alnus woodland and wet dune-valleys. Hunting does not include wildfowl. This site, together with sites 020 and 023, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL046) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
Key Biodiversity A small dune-slack holds breeding Platalea leucorodia and Phalacrocorax carbo.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia||breeding||1991||10 breeding pairs||good||B1i, B2, C2||Least Concern|
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo||breeding||1991||1,055 breeding pairs||good||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Duinen van Oostvoorne||Nature Reserve||312||protected area contained by site||312|
|Voordelta - NL4000017||Habitats Directive||88,942||protected area overlaps with site||121|
|Voordelta - NL9802017||Birds Directive||88,760||protected area overlaps with site||126|
|Voornes Duin||Nature Conservation Law||808||protected area contained by site||800|
|Voornes Duin||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||1,500||protected area overlaps with site||1,500|
|Voornes Duin - NL2002017||Birds Directive||159||protected area contained by site||159|
|Voornes Duin - NL9803077||Habitats Directive||1,421||protected area overlaps with site||1,320|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Coastline||Sand dunes & beaches||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||98%|
Protection status National High International None312 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Duinen van Oostvoorne, 312 ha). 800 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Voornes Duin, 800 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Voornes Duin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/04/2015
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