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Location Denmark, Ribe Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 15.00' East  55o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C4, C6
Area 2,240 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description The site encompasses beaches, dunes, moors and extensive saltmarshes, as well as smaller areas of intertidal sand and mudflats.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica non-breeding  1994  1,800 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus breeding  1996  1,168 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  1996  1,096 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2, C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1994  20 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Engarealer ved Ho Bugt - DK00AX049 Birds Directive 2,711 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Skallingen og Langli - DK00AX055 Birds Directive 2,367 protected area overlaps with site 2,087  
Vadehavet National Park 146,600 protected area contains site 2,240  
Vadehavet Wildlife Reserve 83,000 protected area contains site 2,240  
Vadehavet - DK00AY057 Birds Directive 115,671 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vadehavet (Wadden Sea) Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 150,482 protected area contains site 115,850  
Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde - DK00AY176 Habitats Directive 134,732 protected area contains site 2,240  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National Partial International High2,240 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Skallingen og Langli, 2,240 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Skallingen and Langli. Downloaded from on 23/10/2014

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