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Stadil Fjord and Veststadil Fjord
Denmark, Ringkøbing Amtskommune
8o 9.00' East 56o 11.00' North
A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Year of IBA assessment
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Site description A shallow partially reclaimed fjord area with reedbeds, meadows and agricultural areas.
Key Biodiversity In 1983, internationally important numbers of six waterbirds visited the site. Currently the site is an important staging area for Cygnus columbianus and Anser brachyrhyncus and in some years almost 20,000 individuals of these species have been recorded. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus and Chlidonias niger. Breeding bird data from Vest Stadil Fjord are unavailable.
Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater
Artificial - terrestrial
Sand dunes & beaches
Extent (% of site)
Protection statusNational Partial International High6,910 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Stadil and Veststadil Fjords, 7,184 ha). 6,910 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Stadil and West Stadil Fjords, 6,910 ha).
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BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Stadil Fjord and Veststadil Fjord. Downloaded from
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