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Location Denmark, Ringkøbing Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 9.00' East  56o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 6,910 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A shallow partially reclaimed fjord area with reedbeds, meadows and agricultural areas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus non-breeding  1995  11,100 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus non-breeding  1995  1,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds non-breeding  1995  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Stadil and Veststadil Fjords Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 6,913 protected area contains site 6,910  
Stadil Fjord og Vest Stadil Fjord - DK00CX161 Birds Directive 6,903 protected area contained by site 6,903  
Veststadil Fjord and Husby Klit Major Conservation Area 1,465 protected area contained by site 1,465  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  5%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  45%
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 45%
unknown 55%

Protection status National 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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stadil Fjord and Veststadil Fjord. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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